They heard voices outside the front door. Then they heard the sound of a key in the lock. Rick jumped up. 'What …?'
They heard footsteps in the hall.
'It's a very nice hall.' It was a man's voice. Rick and Marilyn looked at each other. Then the living room door began to open. Marilyn took Rick's hand. Two men and a woman walked into the room. They stopped in surprise.
'What are you doing here?' said Rick angrily. 'Oh, I'm terribly sorry,' said one of the men. 'I thought you were out.'
He turned to the man and woman behind him. 'Oh, this is Mr and Mrs Patterson. They're very interested in your house.'
1. Как измениться “картинка”, если в выделенном предложении поставить артикль и перед словом woman: He turned to the man and the woman behind him?
2. Как артикль с однородными членами (= лингвистические сущности) предметизируют/субстантивируют пространственно-временнуо соположение реалий предметного мира (= экстра-лингвистические сущности)?
Визуализируйте He turned to the man and woman behind him. -:- He turned to the man and the woman behind him.