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    Question Indefinite article

    "Sometimes it's part of the job." -- Is it correct not to put an indefinite article before "part"?
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    Re: Indefinite article

    It is there.

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    Question Re: Indefinite article

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It is there.
    What do you mean by that? That "it should be there" or that "it is there though you don't see it"?
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    Re: Indefinite article

    Hi, Niggus,
    Iím vy glad youíve raised this question; Iíve also been wondering what is there so special abt part, why no article. Logically, it is countable. Hereís LDOCE: PART
    ▶PIECE◀
    [countable] a piece or feature of something such as an object, area, event, or period of time
    Are there any qualified grammarians here to explain that, please?

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    Re: Indefinite article

    Hi, Nyggus!
    You can put an article or no article in front of 'part'. Here are some examples.
    I only ate part of my slice of cake. (no article)
    I did the part of the project that Mary-Anne was supposed to do. (definate article)
    A part of the asteroid crashed into the building. (indefinate article)

    You can change some parts (some is an indefinate article) of my examples, such as the nouns, as long as it makes sense.

    Blossum_fun:)

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