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The record of the past is always incomplete, and the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects the
preoccupations of their own time.
(A) the historian who writes about it inevitably
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians
(E) historians in writing about it inevitable reflect
"the" in A and B are definite article whereas "a" in C is an indefinite article. All 3 are singular to the difference that when we say "the", we know which historian we are refering to.
Thanks Paul, I understand that and agree with your point.
But somewhere in the GMAT club's posting I read, there are situations when we can use "THE" for a noun which shall make it plural. While using article "A" shall make it singular.
(Sorry! I don't have the link to that post!), What my point is, can we use "The" to make a noun plural, while putting article "A" in front of that noun would make it singular.
(Pardon me if this sounds gibberish to you! )