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The new process vs a new process Options
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:54:28 AM
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Revalidation came into force on 30 March 2018. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will contact registrants about the new process.

https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/learning/learning-article/revalidation-how-to-use-planned-...

Please explain the use of the definite article "the" in " the new process".

Why the indefinite article is wrong or how does it change the meaning in the context?

a/an is used when the identity of the noun is not specific

The is used when the identity of the noun is used.

I am sorry but I always get confused about how to use them correctly
ChrisKC
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:39:28 AM

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"The" new process refers to the re-validation. This is a particular (and therefore 'definite') new situation that came into force on 30th March 2018 and Registrants will be made aware of "the" new validation process.
TMe
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:13:20 AM

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ChrisKC wrote;

"The" new process refers to the re-validation. This is a particular (and therefore 'definite') new situation that came into force on 30th March 2018 and Registrants will be made aware of "the" new validation process.

Yes, the process is already in existence. Hence the definite article.

I am a layman.
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