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    which one is correct, from traditional song or from a traditional song

    Hello.
    I've noticed that in some websites the expressions "adapted from traditional song" and "adapted from traditional story" are used.
    Considering that "song" and "story" are singular nouns, I would consider that those expressions are wrong, I would use the article "a" before.
    Is there a reason why those expressiona are used?
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    Lalofas

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    Re: which one is correct, from traditional song or from a traditional song

    Quote Originally Posted by lalofas View Post
    Hello.
    I've noticed that in some websites the expressions "adapted from traditional song" and "adapted from traditional story" are used.
    Considering that "song" and "story" are singular nouns, I would consider that those expressions are wrong, I would use the article "a" before.
    Is there a reason why those expressiona are used?
    Thank you
    Lalofas
    In this case, 'song' can be used like 'music', as a non-count noun.
    "Adapted from traditional music/dance/song" make sense.
    The phrase with 'story' sounds odd though, and a Google search doesn't offer much evidence for it (3 hits on my server)
    "Adapted from traditional narrative / oral history" would be alright.

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