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    Take a seat and take a shower.

    Why are the following sentences taking the article "a"?
    1. Take a seat.
    2. Take a shower.

    How should I get to know when to use the article "a" with these kind of sentences? How should i know that I have to use the article 'a' before sentences like the above?

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.

    Quote Originally Posted by arjitsharma View Post
    Why are the following sentences taking the article "a"?
    1. Take a seat.
    2. Take a shower.

    How should I get to know when to use the article "a" with these kinds of sentences? How should I know that I have to use the article 'a' before sentences like the above?
    I don't understand why you repeated your question. Also, please be consistent with your punctuation. You used double quotes twice, then you switched to single quotes at the end!

    In both sentences, we have a singular countable noun. Therefore, "a" is aptly used.

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.

    But, is the word "shower" contable?

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.

    Yes. "He has three showers a day."

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.

    "Shower" can be a countable noun or a verb.

    I'm going to shower. (verb)
    I'm going to have a shower. (noun)
    I'm going to take a shower. (noun)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.

    Is this correct English:

    Shower. (imperative/advisable)

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.


    I do mean this:

    "if something is advisable, it is a
    good idea to do it, especially in order to avoid problems"
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ican/advisable

    Does it fit?

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    Re: Take a seat and take a shower.

    We use the imperative to order someone to do something, not to suggest to them that it would be a good idea.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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