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Hi Hame, The use of articles in English is one of the more ambiguous features of the language, and, truthfully, there are times when I have trouble making up my mind about whether to use an article
There is a small difference in the meanings of the two words, but it is small enough that I did not feel the sentence to be incorrect. I didn't even really notice "historical" in the sentence. I suppose
1. OK 2. OK 3. Last summer we went to London using round trip tickets there and back. 4. OK 5. OK Note that 3 is not incorrect in terms of grammar, it's just not a very graceful construction
Hi Peter, I don't know what the standalone brackets  might mean in a sentence, but when they have content such brackets function more or less the same as parentheses. In the example you give, I suspect
Hi Erin, As it happens, I am an avid birder and have several friends both with and without degrees in biology (they're just really expert birders with good knowledge of plants and other wildlife) who