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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:12:42 PM
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We live in a crazy world.
We live in the crazy world.
Which article is the correct (a or the) in "crazy world" and why?
I am confused because I thought the noun "world" is unique like other nouns:moon, sun etc
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:47:09 PM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
We live in a crazy world.
We live in the crazy world.
Which article is the correct (a or the) in "crazy world" and why?
I am confused because I thought the noun "world" is unique like other nouns:moon, sun etc


Either can be correct. What is the meaning you wish to express?

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:16:44 PM
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Thanks. The meaning is that we live in a crazy world.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:53:18 AM
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I don't see how "the" can work. Perhaps I'm being dozey. Palapaguy, could you explain to me how it could work? My brain's gone blank!
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:10:12 AM

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Saying "We live in a crazy world" includes the whole world. But saying, "We live in the crazy world" would require some additional words, such as, "We live in the crazy world of electronic media". This points to a specific "type" of world existing within the whole "world" of the planet.
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