Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. rainous's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Galician
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Antilles

    • Join Date: Jun 2011
    • Posts: 336
    #1

    award for outstanding performance

    award for outstanding performance

    Hi,

    Would someone explain to me why no articles are needed in front of "outstanding performance"?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,888
    #2

    Re: award for outstanding performance

    It might be awarded for generally outstanding performance rather than a particular one. What's the award?

  2. rainous's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Galician
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Antilles

    • Join Date: Jun 2011
    • Posts: 336
    #3

    Re: award for outstanding performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It might be awarded for generally outstanding performance rather than a particular one. What's the award?
    Below is where I got the quote from.

    "I remarked that that movie’s lead, Michael Fassbender, deserved the year’s award for outstanding performance in a mediocre movie."

    So, if "outstanding performance" has been used in a general sense like you said, does that mean the word "performance" works as an uncountable noun which requires no articles when referring to things in general and that's why I don't see any articles?

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] student performance vs student's performance
    By uktous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-Aug-2011, 09:12
  2. reward, award, prize, award
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Jul-2011, 09:05
  3. award
    By peter123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Mar-2008, 08:55
  4. Francis' performance or Francis's performance?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2006, 00:37
  5. outstanding 13%?
    By Eway in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24-Oct-2006, 18:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •