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    What amazing xx this is

    Can I use the ff sentences:

    1. What amazing person you are!
    2. What amazing home you have!
    3. What amazing talent you have!

    Can the “an” article before amazing be omitted?

    Thanks

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    Re: What amazing xx this is

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    Can I use the ff following sentences?

    1. What amazing person you are!
    2. What amazing home you have!
    3. What amazing talent you have!

    Can the ​article “an” article before "amazing​" be omitted?

    Thanks.
    No, it can't; "an" is required. I don't know why you used "ff" in your opening line. If you think it means "following", you're wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What amazing xx this is

    Hi mr piscean,

    But ms emsr2d2 thinks otherwise.

    So for countable nouns, it is wrong without an?
    Last edited by hatgray; 02-Nov-2017 at 09:31.

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    Re: What amazing xx this is

    An article is needed before a singular countable noun.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What amazing xx this is

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    1. What amazing person you are!
    2. What amazing home you have!
    3. What amazing talent you have!
    The indefinite article is required in 1 and 2 because the noun in each is countable. "Talent" can be uncountable, so an​ is not required; in fact, it would be unnatural in most contexts.
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    Re: What amazing xx this is

    Quote Originally Posted by hatgray View Post
    Hi mr Piscean.

    Thanks, but ms emsr2d2 thinks otherwise.

    So, for countable nouns, is it is wrong without "an"?
    In my defence, I assumed that the person uttered the sentence after seeing someone else demonstrate one particular talent so I figured the speaker was referring to that specific talent. However, I concede that the others are right and "talent" can be uncountable so it can be used without the indefinite article.

    If it is being used countably, it is wrong without the article.

    Note my corrections above. There is no need to precede usernames with "Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss". When you do you use those terms of address, the first letter must be capitalised.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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