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    "This is bat country."

    Is this sentence correct? Shouldn't there be an article before "bat"? If not, tell me why. (This sentence comes from a Hunter S. Thompson book.)

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    Default Re: Question about an article.

    Welcome to the forums, andrzej.

    The sentence is correct. It means 'This is a country to which bats are indigenous' or '...a country in which bats proliferate'.

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    Default Re: Question about an article.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrzej91 View Post
    "This is bat country."

    Is this sentence correct? Shouldn't there be an article before "bat"? If not,
    please tell me why. (This sentence comes from a Hunter S. Thompson book.)
    Bhai.

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    Default Re: Question about an article.

    I'm inclined to say that it doesn't refer necessarily to a whole country, more to a part of the country. If you're driving from a town out past the suburbs and you enter an area where you know there are bats, you might say "We're in bat country now".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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