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    A and An with Non-Countable Nouns ending in -ing

    I recently read that a lot of non-countable nouns end in -ing. For instance, camping.

    I then read that it is improper to use the determiners A and An with non-countable nouns.

    Q. Is "I'm going on a camping trip" an incorrect sentence?

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    Re: A and An with Non-Countable Nouns ending in -ing

    Quote Originally Posted by tagranados View Post
    I recently read that a lot of non-countable nouns end in -ing. For instance, camping.

    I then read that it is improper to use the determiners A and An with non-countable nouns.

    Q. Is "I'm going on a camping trip" an incorrect sentence?
    Welcome to the forum.

    "I'm going on a camping trip" is fine. It means "I'm going on a trip on which we will be camping".
    "I'm going on a camping" would be incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A and An with Non-Countable Nouns ending in -ing

    Quote Originally Posted by tagranados View Post
    I recently read that a lot of non-countable nouns end in -ing. For instance, camping.

    I then read that it is improper to use the determiners A and An with non-countable nouns.

    Q. Is "I'm going on a camping trip" an incorrect sentence?
    The indefinite article is there because of the noun "trip", not because of the adjective "camping".

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