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    jayan12 is offline Member
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    Default A reputation

    Peter carved out A reputation for himself.

    what is the need for "A" here

    reputation is an uncountable noun.. please explain

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    Default Re: A reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    Peter carved out A reputation for himself.

    what is the need for "A" here

    reputation is an uncountable noun.. please explain
    "A" denotes class A? Capitalized?
    BTW, "reputation" preceded by a definite article "a" is correct grammar.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...7113&dict=CALD

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    Default Re: A reputation

    It's countable.

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