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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:44:13 PM
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Ye Pyar Nahi to Phir Kya Hai is an Indian romantic drama television show which airs on Sony Entertainment Channel replacing the earlier drama show Haasil.

http://hindistopi.com/yeh-pyaar-nahi-toh-kya-hai/?e=932193&h=knilelgnisdhenpayal

Which rule for the use of indefinite article is used here?

Why can't we use the definite article here?
thar
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:56:52 PM

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John is a man.


That describes what he is, not which one.
There are lots of men, and lots of Indian romantic dramas.

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:23:44 PM
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Thanks. So if we use "the", would the sentence mean- it's the only Indian romantic drama
Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:18:13 PM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Thanks. So if we use "the", would the sentence mean- it's the only Indian romantic drama

Yes, if you put a comma after "show".

If you use "the" without a comma after "show", it implies that the hearer already knew that there was an Indian romantic drama which airs on Sony Entertainment Channel etc ("the" = that one), but didn't know what it was called. (There may be other Indian romantic dramas, which do not air on Sony Entertainment Channel etc).
TMe
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:08:25 AM

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It should be written as under;

'Ye Pyar Nahi to Phir Kya Hai' is the title of an Indian romantic drama television show, which is aired by Sony Entertainment Channel replacing the earlier drama show Haasil.

Audiendus, please speak.






I am a layman.
Audiendus
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:57:35 AM
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TMe wrote:
'Ye Pyar Nahi to Phir Kya Hai' is the title of an Indian romantic drama television show, which is aired by Sony Entertainment Channel replacing the earlier drama show Haasil.

Audiendus, please speak.


No need to say "the title of".

"Which is aired" is an acceptable alternative to "which airs". I prefer "on" to "by", as it emphasises where you will find it rather than who produced it. Other possibilities: "which is shown on..." or simply "which is on...".

I would also put a comma between "Channel" and "replacing", as there would be a pause in speech here.
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