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vipin viswanathan
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:10:34 AM

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When my parents came for a visit for five days, I slept on the sofa.

Since I am talking about a particular visit, can I use 'the visit'? I know 'the visit' is not natural but I couldnt reason.

Thanks.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:16:56 AM

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vipin viswanathan wrote:
When my parents came for a visit for five days, I slept on the sofa.

Since I am talking about a particular visit, can I use 'the visit'? I know 'the visit' is not natural but I couldnt reason.

Thanks.


Saying "a" visit is quite natural and appropriate because it is a general term to describe what occurred. It was simply "a" visit. Perhaps one of many.

To refer to this specific visit, you might say, "The visit was a pleasant one".


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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