Hold a/the position of
Which of these sentences is correct?
She holds the position of trademark assistant.
She holds a position of a trademark assistant.
The definite article (the) is used when you are describing a specific person or thing. You definitiey know the person or thing. The indefinite article (a or an) is when it is non-specific. It coulr be any person or thing.
She could hold the position of trademark assistant. This means we know what one trademark assistant she is.
She could hold a position as a trademark assistant. Notice I changed the preposition. We don't know which trademark assistant she is.
The sentence in the comment to Rahul is incorrect. If you know the person's name, then you know which specific name and which specific person.
Please provide us with the name of the person who will assist us.
If you don't know (or care) which person, then you could say:
Please provide us with a name for someone who will assist us.
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