(A/the) gold medal

Hotmale

Senior Member
Polish
Hello:)

Do I need any article in this sentence?

"He won (a/the) gold medal in 1978."

Thank you
 
  • Miss Julie

    Senior Member
    English-U.S.
    It depends...

    He won a gold medal in 1976. (If you want to be nonspecific.)

    He won the gold medal in the triathlon in 1976. (If you want to mention the event.)

    (There were no Olympics in 1978! ;))
     
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