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    Using "hangout" in sentences

    I'm designing my landing page and having problem with articles "a", "an", "the".
    There are 2 sentences I have problem with:
    "Start a hangout and meet new people" -> Is it with "a" or without?
    "Request a hangout to start chating" -> Is it with "a" or without? Does "Request a hangout" have any sense?
    Can you please explain, I'm really having problems with that.

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    #2

    Re: Using "hangout" in sentences

    You need "a" before "hangout" in those examples. Note the correct spelling of "chatt​ing".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Using "hangout" in sentences

    If a hangout means "a chat session" then yes, you need the indefinite article. I guess my need to confirm the term's meaning indicates that it isn't clear to everyone. If you're confident that your target audience will understand it, you can use it; if you aren't, you should rephrase the menu choice.

    Note that chatting has two ts [/I]in both American and British English.
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    #4

    Re: Using "hangout" in sentences

    I get it. Thanks. There are two possible scenarios. The first is with sentences and the second is just "Start a hangout" and "Request a hangout" as menu options, but users will know what it means once they start using it.

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    #5

    Re: Using "hangout" in sentences

    If it's a menu choice on a website, I'd go with the shorter versions: "Start/Request a hangout".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Using "hangout" in sentences

    I don't see the need for the article in a menu item.

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    #7

    Re: Using "hangout" in sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by dario_cro View Post
    I'm designing my landing page and having problem with articles "a", "an", "the".
    There are 2 sentences I have problem with:
    You're having a problem with articles before the word 'problem', too.
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