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    fantastic is offline Junior Member
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    Default standing ovation

    She received a standing ovation at the end of her speech
    an

    I found this sentence in a dictionary

    I want to know why there isn't an indefinit article an

    because ovation is a noun and it starts with o


    THANKS IN ADVANCE

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    rj1948 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: standing ovation

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    She received a standing ovation at the end of her speech
    an

    I found this sentence in a dictionary

    I want to know why there isn't an indefinit article an

    because ovation is a noun and it starts with o


    THANKS IN ADVANCE
    The article'a' is before standing....NOT BEFORE OVATION.
    A black umbrella.An umbrella.
    Regards,rj1948.
    Last edited by rj1948; 27-May-2008 at 05:15.

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