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    Default Indefinite Article

    "It does not make sense for a contract between two Swiss companies to be governed by a foreign law."

    When I read that sentence the "a" before "foreign law" jumped out at me. I feel that the sentence would sound more natural without it. On the other hand, I think one could argue that "a foreign law" means the law of one country, while "foreign law" could refer to the laws of several countries.

    What do you think?

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    Without the article, it means the legal systems of other countries. With the article, it suggests one specific law of one foreign country.
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