The and a - usage When you write an appoinmet request letter to a specific company/school/college and you want to meet with the head of a company/school/college what is the proper way of using 'the' and 'a'? E.g. I would like to meet the school Principal/a school Principal etc.? I would like to teach cooking in school/a school/ the school. - in that particular school/company/college.
Jun 26, 2013 2:09 PM
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"I would like to meet the school's principal." - 'A' implies there's more than one principal. "I would like to teach cooking at the company/school." - 'A' implies you don't care which school you work at. You definitely don't want to say that when applying to a specific school.
June 26, 2013
The rules are the same as in standard English. "The" and "a" are not optional words.
June 26, 2013
Of course, THE.
June 26, 2013
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