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Hello,
I am doing an exercise where I am to write sentences according to information from sb's diary, using either Present Continuous or be going to, e.g. Friday: school reunion.
Should the sentence run: "On Friday I am going to attend a/the school reunion"?
Which article should I use: "a" or "the"?

Thank you.
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If you want to sound indifferent/nonchallant use "a", as in "one of many school reunions". (or perhaps there are several scheduled in parallel?)

If there's only one such reunion and want to sound determined and precise, use "the".
Thank you. I will use "the" Emotion: smile .
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I've got another question on this matter. If I have such an entry in my diary: Tuesday - math exam, should I write: "On Tuesday I am taking a math exam" or "On Tuesday I am taking the math exam"? Which article is better, indefinite or definite?

Thank you
Hi Magda

I would say a math(s) exam to distinguish it from other exams you will probably take in the near future. It may not be the only math exam you will take, either, which makes a the better choice.

Cheers
CB
MagdaI've got another question on this matter. If I have such an entry in my diary: Tuesday - math exam, should I write: "On Tuesday I am taking a math exam" or "On Tuesday I am taking the math exam"? Which article is better, indefinite or definite?

Thank you

I would rather write: On Tuesday I am taking a math exam
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Cool Breeze, thank you again.

All your posts are very helpful. If I didn't know that you are Finnish, I would say that you are a native speaker of English.

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Magda
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MagdaI've got another question on this matter. If I have such an entry in my diary: Tuesday - math exam, should I write: "On Tuesday I am taking a math exam" or "On Tuesday I am taking the math exam"? Which article is better, indefinite or definite?

Thank you

I would rather write: On Tuesday I am taking a math exam
Thank you, Spinnaker.
MagdaCool Breeze, thank you again.

All your posts are very helpful. If I didn't know that you are Finnish, I would say that you are a native speaker of English.

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Magda
Hi Magda

Thank you for your exceedingly kind words! Emotion: smile Unfortunately my English isn't on a par with that of an educated native speaker, I just know the basics quite well.

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CB
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