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    pinkie9 is offline Member
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    I am woman

    This is about the lyrics of "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy.

    I am woman, hear me roar
    In numbers too big to ignore

    Q1: Isn't "a" necessary before "woman"? Why?
    Q2: What does "in numbers too big to ignore" mean? The number of women is too big to ignore?

    Thank you.

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    Re: I am woman

    I believe what is meant by "woman" is "womankind" (as they say over here in Thailand, "same-same mankind, but different"!)
    Q2: Yes, I believe so.
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    Re: I am woman

    An important thing to remember is that song lyrics are frequently not good examples of grammatical English. Do not use them to study correct English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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