Explain the rule please!

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Explain the rule please!

Postby missmila » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:21 pm

In the sentence She is a good shape now. why should we use the article a?

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Re: Explain the rule please!

Postby Alan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:49 am

(Assuming that you are intending to refer literally to the shape of her body) essentially because 'shape' is a countable noun.

Compare the fixed expression 'be in good shape' (= be healthy/fit).


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