I have a question regarding article usage. I read the following line in the bible:
"So pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested."
I looked up in the dictionary that the word "sentence" in this line is considered as a countable noun. My question why there is no article--a or an--in front of the word. Shouldn't there be an article in front of it?
Thank you for your answer.
Re: Article Usage
Given the translation, it appears that "gave sentence" is similar in structure to "give forth". No article required. ;-)
Originally Posted by Franky
In Modern English "sentence" requires an article or would be used as a verb,
EX: The judge sent down the sentence.
EX: The judge sentenced the criminal to 2 months in prison.
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