She is an interpreter.

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magic dragon feeders

Senior Member
Japanese
I'd appreciate it if someone would answer my question. Thanks in advance.

Concerning the following 2 sentences ---
A: She is an interpreter.
B: She is an interpreter for the conference.

<Question 1>
When we know there are more than 2 interpreters for the conference, can we say both A and B?

<Question 2>
When we know there is only one interpreter for the conference, can we say both A and B?
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Your question is strange when presented in a vacuum, i.e. without context.

    We don't know whether the speaker, presumably you, is attending the conferece, sitting at home, or quaffing beer in the local version of a pub.

    Neither do we know whether the statement is in response to a question and if so, whether the questioner is at the conference, etc.

    Context is everything.
     

    magic dragon feeders

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    --- Hi, cuchuflete. Thank you for your answer. I'm a foreign learner of English articles.  
    I'm very interested in them. Your answer to my questions are understandable, but I can't make appropriate additional contexts. So would you please (if you like) make some additional one for the situation where we can say A, or B when we know there is only one interpreter for the conference? I'd be very glad if you did that.
     
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