I confuse "a" and "the"


Somebody send me a email for my email. I want to say "thank you".

So, which is right sentence

"Thank you for a response." or "Thank you for the response."

See example:

Thank you for response.
asked Oct 21 '13 at 22:37 marianne lee New member

1 answer


The is used when you are talking about a specific response.  You might request a response.  Then, you use "a" because you don't know what (if any) response you will get.  After you get the response, then it is a certain specific response: the response that you received. 

link comment answered Oct 21 '13 at 23:45 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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