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    Lightbulb Why "A fun" is wrong but "A Tragedy" correct.

    Hi,

    Can you please explain why saying "Winning match is a fun" wrong (if it is) while "Losing match is a tragedy" correct.

    What are the rules for using "a"?

    Please help in understanding this concept.
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    Default Re: Why "A fun" is wrong but "A Tragedy" correct.

    "Fun" is not countable, so you can't have "a fun" or many "funs."

    You should say "winning a match" (if making a general statement) or "winning the match" (if talking about a particular match).

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    Default Re: Why "A fun" is wrong but "A Tragedy" correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by snake_eyes View Post
    Hi,

    Can you please explain why saying "Winning a match is a fun" wrong (if it is) while "Losing ​a match is a tragedy" correct.

    What are the rules for using "a"?

    Please help in understanding this concept.
    Cheers.
    "Fun" is an adjective. "Tragedy" is a noun. We use the articles before a noun.

    Winning a match is fun. (adj)
    Losing a match is tragic. (adj)

    Winning a match is a joy! (noun)
    Losing a match is a tragedy. (noun)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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