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    a/an

    I read the following sentence on a site run by a grammarian:

    She notes that for the most part, what's being removed comes from a plant or animal.

    Shouldn't there be an "an" before "animal"?

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    Re: a/an

    It is understood from the context. Since she does not put an article in from of "animal", the first one does for both.

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    Re: a/an

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is understood from the context. Since she does not put an article in from of "animal", the first one does for both.
    I guessed so, but since I wasn't sure, I waited for someone else's reply.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I read the following sentence on a site run by a grammarian:
    Thanks for the reference. Their site seems interesting, and also the books.

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