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    In case of emergency

    Which sentence is the most correct?

    1. In the case of an emergency you must exit to the left.
    2. In case of an emergency you must exit to the left.
    3. In case of emergency you must exit to the left.


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    Re: In case of emergency

    #1 is the correct one.

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    Re: In case of emergency

    In the US, "in case of emergency" is a very common thing to read. "In case of emergency, break glass." Maybe because it's "headline" form, but still so common that hearing it without the "an" doesn't sound wrong to me at all.

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    Re: In case of emergency

    I agree with Barb_D. In fact, they all look fine to me.





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