Here are two phrases from the text, both giving advice.
1 Seguramente sabrás que en primavera deberías consumir espárragos trigueros, guisantes y habas. NO ARTICLE
2 Si fuera tú, pondría ingredientes como la lechuga, las endibias, las espinacas, etc. ARTICLES.
In answering a previous question about articles, Sylvia wrote:
In summary, the choice of using or not using the definite article
depends on the linguistic function of the phrase within the sentence,
whether it denotes a specific entity (requiring the article) or
describes a general quality or manner (where the article may be
Am I correct that the use of 'como' in phrase 2 triggers a specific entity and thus the article?
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
Yes, that's right. That "como" is likely to make us think about what comes after as something more specific. Nevertheless, in that case, it could also be omitted if you think about it as "generic things".
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