[Grammar] Aritcle

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Which is correct?
He is a Christian.
He is Christian
 

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You can use both. In the first "Christian" is a noun, in the second, it's an adjective.
 

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You can use both. In the first "Christian" is a noun, in the second, it's an adjective.

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Can these be used interchangeably or are used in different contexts?
Please clarify.
 

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The overall meaning is the same. Maybe you could suggest some contexts in which you're not sure which one to use and we could tell you whether one might sound more natural over the other.
 

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In your sentence, they are interchangeable. In "A Christian is a person who believes in Jesus Christ", only the noun is possible - though we could say "Christian (adjective) people / Christians (noun) / believe in Jesus Christ"
 

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The overall meaning is the same. Maybe you could suggest some contexts in which you're not sure which one to use and we could tell you whether one might sound more natural over the other.
For example : At a all religion meeting, if I have to introduce one of the members who is a Christian then what will I say? "Meet Mr. Coutinho, he's Christian or he's a Christian?"
or "Hello, I'm Harish Kumar,I'm Hindu or I'm a Hindu?"
 

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They're both fine.
 

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(Nit picky comment: They're both fine if you write them with a full stop between the two sentences instead of a comma. No one can hear the punctuation when you speak, but in writing, you created a comma splice.)
 
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