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    anhnha is offline Senior Member
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    with cigarette in hand vs with a cigarette in hand

    Sitting in his large chair with cigarette in hand, he looks rather drawn and quite uncomfortable.
    Can I use "a cigarette" instead of "cigarette" in the sentence above?
    Could you tell me what is the reason for using "
    cigarette" not "a cigarette" in the sentence above?

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    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
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    Re: with cigarette in hand vs with a cigarette in hand

    You can use either.

    It's a matter of style, not grammar.

    Rover

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    Re: with cigarette in hand vs with a cigarette in hand

    "Sitting in his large chair, cigarette in hand, he looks rather drawn and quite uncomfortable."
    I prefer it like that.

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