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    The story of the growth of the British textile industry from about 1733 and for the

    The story of the growth of the British textile industry from about 1733 and for the next two hundred years is one of constant technological innovation and expansion.

    Story, growth, British textile industry are nouns and they have applied article 'the' appropriately. But, it is not applied for the noun 'constant technological innovation'. Why no articles are used for it?

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    Re: The story of the growth of the British textile industry from about 1733 and for t

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    The story of the growth of the British textile industry from about 1733 and for the next two hundred years is one of constant technological innovation and expansion.

    "Story", "growth", and "British textile industry" are nouns, and they have applied take the definite article 'the' appropriately. But, it is not applied for the noun "constant technological innovation" doesn't have an article before it. Why is that? no articles are used for it?
    That's because the author intends "innovation" in its general sense; he/she is not talking about a specific innovation.

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