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    article usage

    "He has not shown an improvement at all..."

    "He has not shown improvement at all..."

    I am sure the first sentence is incorrect and the second is correct.
    Please tell me if my explanation is as well right - Improvement is an adverb in this context, and adverbs are not countable as it describes/modifies the function of the verb.

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    Re: article usage

    Improvement is a noun, not an adverb.

    The first sentence is better than the second.

    Better still would be "He has not shown any improvement at all."

    End the sentence with a full stop. There's no need for an ellipsis there.

    A better title would have been He has not shown an improvement at all.

    Rover

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