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  1. Stefan2007
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    Should the article "a" be used or not in these sentences?

    I think the article is not necessary in these sentences but i want to check it out:

    Person A: Her dad is a banker.
    Person B: Banker? (or a banker?)

    Person A: He had a car accident last week.
    Person B: Poor kid! (or a poor kid?)




    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Should the article "a" be used or not in these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan2007 View Post
    I think the article is not necessary in these sentences but i want to check it out:

    Person A: Her dad is a banker.
    Person B: Banker? (or a banker?)
    "A banker?" This is not an exclamation, but a question. I see no reason why the article shouldn't be included

    Person A: He had a car accident last week.
    Person B: Poor kid! (or a poor kid?)
    This one is correct without the article, because it's an exclamatory comment



    Thanks for your help.

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