Please read the thread “sentences” where there is this sentence:
Both the speaker and the listener have known the year. (1)
Why there is “the” in front of “speaker” and “listener”? When I write:
Both a speaker and a listener have known the year. (2)
What is the difference in menaing btw (1) and (2)?You think I shoul write “the” or “a”?
What is the rule?