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lingkky

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chinese
Thomas Edison is the inventor of the light bulb.

I wonder why the article for “light bulb” is “the” but not “a” in the sentence above.

Why?
 
  • lingkky

    Senior Member
    chinese
    if the first invented thing is ordinary and not very special , do we still use the article “the”?

    for example,
    Albert Einstern invented the nuclear bomb.(correct)
    Albert Eunstern invented a nuclear bomb.(wrong)

    Who is the inventor of a telephone?(wrong)
    Who is the inventor of the telephone?(correct)

    Are they all correct?
     
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