[Grammar] Using "hangout" in sentences

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I'm designing my landing page and having problem with articles "a", "an", "the".
There are 2 sentences I have problem with:
"Start a hangout and meet new people" -> Is it with "a" or without?
"Request a hangout to start chating" -> Is it with "a" or without? Does "Request a hangout" have any sense?
Can you please explain, I'm really having problems with that.
 

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You need "a" before "hangout" in those examples. Note the correct spelling of "chatt​ing".
 

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If a hangout means "a chat session" then yes, you need the indefinite article. I guess my need to confirm the term's meaning indicates that it isn't clear to everyone. If you're confident that your target audience will understand it, you can use it; if you aren't, you should rephrase the menu choice.

Note that chatting has two ts [/I]in both American and British English.
 

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I get it. Thanks. There are two possible scenarios. The first is with sentences and the second is just "Start a hangout" and "Request a hangout" as menu options, but users will know what it means once they start using it.
 

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If it's a menu choice on a website, I'd go with the shorter versions: "Start/Request a hangout".
 

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I don't see the need for the article in a menu item.
 

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I'm designing my landing page and having problem with articles "a", "an", "the".
There are 2 sentences I have problem with:

You're having a problem with articles before the word 'problem', too.
 
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