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    Indefinite article with plural nouns

    Hello,
    I have just come across the following structure that has made me confused:
    "It was an exciting three weeks."

    I wonder why the indefinite article "an" is used here since the noun is plural "three weeks".

    I suppose it is because it is just considered a single unit. Can anyone please explain this to me in more detail? Thank you for any comments in advance.

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    Re: Indefinite article with plural nouns

    Mr M has already given you a satisfactory answer in another forum. Please don't make us waste our time duplicating work that has already been done.

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    Re: Indefinite article with plural nouns

    Do you think it would be appropriate to post a link to Mr M's response for the benefit of other students who may like to know the answer to EnJethro's question?

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