Article before French

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Hi all,

Do I have to use an article before” French” in the following sentence?

Assume you are French and own a portfolio of US stocks.

Generally I have seen that people use articles before such adjectives.
For example, He is an Indian; she is an American.

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MG
 

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1. Assume you are a French national and own a portfolio of US stocks.

2 Assume you are a Frenchman and own a portfolio of US stocks.

Your original sentence is an abbreviation of (1) where "French' is an adjective.
In 2, it is a noun, just as an Indian, an Englishman etc and so needs an article.
 
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