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    Regarding the use of article.

    Sentence: Sir, this is a request it's up to you to accept or reject, please write your next piece on current affairs. I'm asking this because there are some issues on which debate is raging on in America, India and in the world.


    My question: Is there any need, grammatically wise, to put "a" article after the word is and before the word request in the sentence ? Will it make difference if I omit it ?


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    Re: Regarding the use of article.

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: Sir, this is a request it's up to you to accept or reject, please write your next piece on current affairs. I'm asking this because there are some issues on which debate is raging on in America, India and in the world.


    My question: Is there any need, grammatically wise, to put "a" article after the word is and before the word request in the sentence ? Will it make difference if I omit it ?


    Regards and thanks
    Yes, you need the article. If you follow "This is..." with a common noun, you will (almost) always need a word in between "is" and the noun (even if there is also an adjective involved before the noun).

    This is a request....
    This is the house I told you about.
    This is another way to do it.
    This is every woman's idea of hell.
    This is an elephant.
    This is a blue elephant.

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    Re: Regarding the use of article.

    Thanks teacher . It really helped me a lot. It will really help me in improving my English. Thanks once again. And if you feel there are other mistakes in my sentence then you can point out that too. It'll benefit me further.

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    Re: Regarding the use of article.

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: Sir, this is a request which it's up to you to accept or reject. Please write your next piece on current affairs. I'm asking this because there are some issues on which debate is raging on in America, India and elsewhere in the world.


    My question: Is there any need, grammatically wise, to put "a" the article "a" after the word is and before the word request in the sentence? Will it make a difference if I omit it?


    Regards and thanks.
    See amendments above. Please note that you don't need a space before a question mark, only after it.

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