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American English Question


In the example: Estamos buscando una farmacia para comprar paracetamol.We are looking for a chemist to buy some paracetamol.
Is a chemist a pharmacy or a pharmacist?  
I'm trying to figure out if you need the personal a if it is just a particular person and not if it is the name of a person's job.   So here, if chemist is a pharmacist, I don't use a personal a because it isn't a specific person.
OR. 
 If the personal a  is for any person and here chemist is a pharmacy, not a pharmacist.
Thanks!

Tara

Asked 6 months ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The chemist is the place where you buy medicine. So no personal a needed.

American English Question


In the example: Estamos buscando una farmacia para comprar paracetamol.We are looking for a chemist to buy some paracetamol.
Is a chemist a pharmacy or a pharmacist?  
I'm trying to figure out if you need the personal a if it is just a particular person and not if it is the name of a person's job.   So here, if chemist is a pharmacist, I don't use a personal a because it isn't a specific person.
OR. 
 If the personal a  is for any person and here chemist is a pharmacy, not a pharmacist.
Thanks!

Tara

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