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    pay (a) homage ?

    Dear all,

    Is it paying a homage or paying homage ?

    Does the article ''a'' make any meaning difference ?

    Which one is more natural and correct ?

    Many thanks

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    Re: pay (a) homage ?

    'Homage' is a noncount noun therefore you cannot use the indefinite article with it.

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    Re: pay (a) homage ?

    However, in certain very rare contexts (I heard an example yesterday in a discussion program about movies) it is treated as countable on the analogy of hommage.) Usually the Br Eng pron. of this word is /ɒ'mɑ:ʒ/. but the (native) speaker I heard yesterday said 'a homage'.

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    Re: pay (a) homage ?

    Note that the BrE pronunciation of 'homage' is /ˈhɒmɪʤ/.

    'Homage' can be countable - this film was made as a homage to Hitchcock -but not normally after 'pay'.

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