Use of article 'an' before a mass noun

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Use of article 'an' before a mass noun

Post by candylee » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:17 am

Presented with 2 different article titles. Are they both grammatically correct?

1. "Will an entrepreneurial spirit help Singapore reinvent itself?"

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2. "Will entrepreneurial spirit help Singapore reinvent itself?"

The article is about raising entrepreneurship levels in Singapore in general, not about identifying one particularly enterprising person.

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Re: Use of article 'an' before a mass noun

Post by Alan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:34 am

Although I would be loath to rule #2 ungrammatical, #1 (because of the adjectival modification) is certainly the more stylistically felicitous.

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