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    emergency? or an emergency?

    There are a few people who train themselves to endure cold that whold kill an ordinary person like Dr. Gysbrik who holds records for swimming long distances in Arctic water. For the rest of us, It's important to know what to do in (an) emergency.

    Do we need "an" in the underlined?
    What's difference between the two?

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    Re: emergency? or an emergency?

    Quote Originally Posted by moon7296 View Post
    There are a few people who train themselves to endure cold that whold kill an ordinary person like Dr. Gysbrik who holds records for swimming long distances in Arctic water. For the rest of us, It's important to know what to do in (an) emergency.

    Do we need "an" in the underlined?
    What's difference between the two?
    Yes, you need 'in'. It's wrong without it.

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    Re: emergency? or an emergency?

    You mean "an", but not "in"?

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    Re: emergency? or an emergency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, you need 'in'. It's wrong without it.
    I'm sure "in" here is a typo for "an". The answer is, you need both here:

    "in an emergency"

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    Re: emergency? or an emergency?

    Quote Originally Posted by moon7296 View Post
    You mean "an", but not "in"?
    Yes, I meant 'an'. But you also need 'in', as Bob says.

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