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    Default does it need an article in this case?

    Could you teach me if an articleneeds in this case below.

    "It's pretty (? ) short notice."

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    Default Re: does it need an article in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Could you teach me if an articleneeds in this case below.
    Say 'if an article is needed'. You have to use the passive tense. The article doesn't need anything; the question is whether the sentence needs an article.

    "It's pretty (? ) short notice."

    You don't really need an article, but if you use one you would say "It's a pretty short notice."
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    Default Re: does it need an article in this case?

    No, you don't need an article. Here's a sample conversation:

    "Can you come to a party tonight?"
    "Well, it's pretty short notice. I don't know if I can make it."

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