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1. There are a lot of clubs in my school, like a sports club and an art club.

2. There are a lot of clubs in my school, like the sports club and the art club.

(Do we have to use 'a' or 'the' in each sentence?)

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    Either one works just fine, depending on your meaning.

    Using "a/an" means that you are referring to those clubs in general; they may or may not exist.

    Using "the" means that you are referring to particular clubs that are already in existence.

  • English - ,

    Here is an interesting commentary. As for myself, I would have chosen such as. But both are correct.
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/13585-such-vs-like.html

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