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Confusion In Articles

 
 
Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 10:55 am
articles rules tell that we should put an indefinite article in front of singular countable noun
e.g
i want a divorce
then why is here article not used in the following sentence
The idea of divorce, it should be the idea of a divorce or not
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 11:36 am
@adnangull,
In "the idea of divorce", the word "divorce" denotes an uncountable noun. Concepts can be uncountable in the abstract, but actual instances of them can be countable in actual life. Examples: birth, death, marriage, divorce, marriage.
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Reply Tue 18 Apr, 2017 12:13 pm
@centrox,
centrox wrote:
Examples: birth, death, marriage, divorce, marriage.

I wrote 'marriage' twice - maybe that is because I have been married twice?
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