Question

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.
Everything is fair in ________ love and _______ war.

A

no article / the

B

a / no article

C

no article / no article

D

the / the

Easy

Solution

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Correct option is
C

no article / no article

  1. An/A' is used as an indefinite article for a thing or person when the reader doesn't know which one we are referring to out of many nouns. It states the random nature of the subject.
  2. 'The' is used as a definite article for a thing or person when the reader knows which one we are exactly referring to. It states the specific nature of the subject.

Option C is correct because both the blanks don't require articles to provide meaning to the sentence. Option B is incorrect as 'A' is used for words with random nature. A love and war doesn't  provide the correct sense. Option A is incorrect as 'The' refers to a particular subject & shows the uniqueness of the subjects of which the readers are aware of. The war doesn't fit here logically. It refers to a particular war. Option D is incorrect as 'The' refers to a particular subject & shows the uniqueness of the subjects of which the readers are aware of. 

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