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What’s the difference? What’s the difference between “He is the boy playing the guitar.” and “He is a boy playing the guitar.” ?
Oct 17, 2019 5:26 AM
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Specific? Definite or indefinite. “He is the boy playing the guitar.” = there is only ONE boy playing the guitar. This boy talked about is THAT boy. That definite boy. “He is a boy playing the guitar.” - there is one boy, or maybe are many boys playing guitar. He is one of them. He is an indefinite boy of several. . Which boy do you mean? He is the one playing the guitar, while the others sing. . Which boy do you mean? He is a boy playing the guitar, but not the ones on the end; the one in the middle. He is one of the boys playing the guitar, but not the ones on the end; the one in the middle.
October 17, 2019
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