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Article "a" or "the" ?

Postby carolgrey » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:56 am

Hi everybody!

Why do we always use an indefinite article "a" before the word lie while necessarily definite article "the" before the word truth?
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Re: Article "a" or "the" ?

Postby Alan » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:27 am

There could be many lies, while there is (theoretically, anyway) only one truth!

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