A nurse or the nurse


Senior Member
India- hindi
While working on an endocrinology ward, a nurse asked me if I could advice her on this new insulin-Abasalgar.

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Should I say "a nurse" or "the nurse" please explain why?
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  • Jignesh77

    Senior Member
    India- hindi
    Thanks. I thought it should be "the nurse" as I have mentioned "while working on..." but then I though I haven't specified her so absolutely no idea


    Senior Member
    American English
    Even if you haven't specified her, if she's the only nurse on the ward, you would use "the nurse," and presumably mention that she attended to the entire ward by herself in some other part of your writing.
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