Hmm, maybe I should sleep more, but when glancing at my hubtivity
I see, You became the fan of "random name"
Shouldnt it be, You became A fan of
I wouldnt say, are you THE fan of the Yankees
or I am THE fan of the Beatles, that suggests a singularity to my sleep deprived brain.
As if I am the only fan, rather than one of many.
You should have mail J. (from yesterday)
Sorry it's my intuition ... gained from becoming 'another' fan sometime ago.
I know what you're saying, but I'm under the impression that in this case it's a matter of a popular use of the word, "the". We may hear something (say, on the news) about "Fred Smith"; and someone will say, "He is the friend of Mary Jones." They don't mean Fred doesn't have any other friends, but by using, "the", it doesn't assume that Mary has other friends either. "A" doesn't really "say" someone has more fans or friends, but in a way it almost seems to imply it. Maybe, too, the popular practice of saying "the" is just a matter of using "a" and "the" interchangeably. Then again, maybe you're right; and the practice is wrong.
Somehow it doesn't seem to me, though, that saying, "Fred is the friend.." is actually saying he's the only friend - which, to me, makes use of "the" appropriate. (I know I may be wrong "grammar-wise", though.)
by Susannah Birch6 years ago
One of my best friends from Highschool (we graduated 2004) moved to a big city about two hours away after school. We'd speak on the phone every few months, email etc. She was my maid of honour at my 2007 wedding.In 2009...
by FelineFrance5 years ago
She's very nice I guess. My family think she is a good person, which she is. But sometimes I honestly feel I can not express my honest feelings or opinions with her. Here is the problem, sometimes she will not allow me...
by Gary Anderson7 years ago
I really hate to lose fans. I would rather that they come and discuss with me what they don't like and maybe we could just agree to agree on things we like mutually. But it is unpleasant when someone leaves:)
by min_trouble6 years ago
hi...i am a 22yr old male...who has brains of 15 yr old and i love watching movies and playing sports...i am in massive trouble...pls if you want to help me...read carefully and reply asap...any reply will b a helpi am...
by shazwellyn7 years ago
I wondered if anyone can inform me of this.Thanks... Im still learning!
by swapna1233 years ago
My 4 year old daughter sleeps in the same room with me, and from last 3 or 4 nights, she's crying and screaming in her sleep. While crying, she talks about everything bad that happened during the day (mama shouted at...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.