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    Exclamation Be of an extreme importance

    May we say :"This is of an extreme importance."?If we omit the indefinite article in the sentence, is it right?Thanks for the answer.

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    Default Re: Be of an extreme importance

    Hello,

    You should omit.

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    Default Re: Be of an extreme importance

    There could be times when the article makes sense- what's the context?

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    Default Re: Be of an extreme importance

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There could be times when the article makes sense- what's the context?
    Sorry,the sentence is from a dictionary by a Japanese without context.I hope you can explain it under different supposed condition.Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: Be of an extreme importance

    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    May we say :"This is of an extreme importance."?If we omit the indefinite article in the sentence, is it right?Thanks for the answer.
    Is it right to omit "the" in the sentence?

    Yes, according to my two dictionaries which say that "importance" is an uncountable noun.

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    Default Re: Be of an extreme importance

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/

    Is it right to omit "the" in the sentence?

    Yes, according to my two dictionaries which say that "importance" is an uncountable noun.
    No, the question was about the "indefinite article" - 'an' in this case.
    As usual, you are on the wrong track.

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    Default Be of an extreme importance

    May we say : "This is of an extreme importance."? If we omit the indefinite article in the sentence, is it right?The sentence is from a dictionary by a Japanese without context. Thanks for the answer.

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    Default Re: Be of an extreme importance

    I merged your threads, because there did not seem to be any point in asking the same question in a new thread.

    It is of extreme importance, without the article.
    It is extremely important.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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