A few weeks ago, someone sent us an email to ESL-Library.com to find out if the grammar on our homepage is correct. In the protest lesson presented in the Middle East, this sentence sowed confusion: “In recent years, there has been an increasing number of peaceful and violent protests.” The person wanted to know if.” there was a growing number of… It was the right thing to do. It shouldn`t.” There is a growing number of.. ” ? I was familiar with this rule about the difference between “the number” and “a number,” but I wondered if it also applies to “a person” and “the person.” The word the is used to indicate a particular name. A and an are used to indicate an unspecified or indeterminate name. A is used before a word beginning with a consonant, and a is used before a word beginning with a vowel. Examples: there may be rare exceptions, but we don`t know of any. This particular rule applies only to the expressions number and number. The number is used to indicate a particular number. Example: the number of students in their class is twenty. A number is used in your sentence to indicate an indeterminate number.
I find myself in a situation where a paragraph with small Roman numerals is constructed with the word “or”. The paragraph is roughly as follows: “. Rent is calculated for each increase in (i) fixed rent below the amount or (ii) rent as a percentage. Does this particular use of tiny Roman numerals create a list of conditions that apply, meaning that rent should be calculated with “either one” or “both” conditions if they exist? Or does it mean that rent is calculated if one of the two conditions exists, but not both? I can`t find any description of this use of small Roman numerals in any element of the style guide. The expression number is followed by a plural text. I am sure the word does not change the rule. So use the plural account. The number of world championships won by India, including those played outside India, is 2 examples: no one was available to meet me at preferred times….