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Education Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie decide to take a course on basic car maintenance. Anxious to get his hands dirty, Stephen learns a lesson the hard way.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello! In the overview, it says: "Stephen learns a lesson the hard way." I am just confused if why did it say "in a" instead of "in the"? Thank you!


If you look up 'hard way' in our online dictionary (at the right hand side of the page) you will see that 'the hard way' is correct.

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