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    Arrow For <An> Interview

    "He was brought in for interview."
    "He was brought in for an interview."
    "That question could come up during interview."
    "That question could come up during an interview."

    I am confused about the countability of "interview". Help?

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    Re: For <An> Interview

    Quote Originally Posted by GrapesOfWrath View Post
    1a "He was brought in for interview."
    1b "He was brought in for an interview."
    2a. "That question could come up during interview."
    2b. "That question could come up during an interview."

    I am confused about the countability of "interview". Help?
    In the 'a' versions, the noun seems to have a verb quality - for interview = to be interviewed, during inteview = while being interviewed.

    In the 'b' versions, the noun has more of a noun quality - interview - a formal meting to assess somebody's suitability for a job, course, etc.

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