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    Why are the articles missing in the following cases?

    A. Go by car (or any transportation)

    B. Call into question

    C. In progress

    D. Under development

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    Default Re: Article question

    As far as I'm concerned, these are fixed expressions.

    You can say by the car. Read
    I went by the car which the company rented ...



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    I am aware of that it is possible to put the article, and I almost always put the articles in unless I knew that I could omit. The question is why they can be omited grammatically.

    So they are fixed phrases.

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    Default Re: Article question

    Quote Originally Posted by vcolts View Post
    Why are the articles missing in the following cases?

    A. Go by car (or any transportation)

    B. Call into question

    C. In progress

    D. Under development
    All of them are phrases, so you can say it without subject, but it is impossible for you say it suddenly without knowing the topic.

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