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indefinite

Botany
a. too numerous to count
b. capable of continued growth at the tip of the stem, which does not terminate in a flower
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It is as ungrammatical to use the singular form (basis) without the indefinite article a pre-modifying it as it is to allow that word (a) to pre-modify the plural form (bases).
Also important to notice is the indefinite article in the phrase "a great plain": the refugees are virtually in danger of being caught or killed at any "plain," because the Nazi soldiers are searching them all the time.
For example, the omission of the indefinite article 'a' more than once by a speaker was accepted as an error.
Abstract syntax as reflected in word order seems to be in place prior to the acquisition of surface morphology evidenced by the errors observed in the production of the definite and the indefinite article (White 2003).
In general, linguists are more willing to use the term indefinite article when discussing the use of the indefinite determiner jedan 'one' than when discussing the use of the indefinite determiner neki 'some/certain'.
The title's indefinite article suggests that there is more than one possible archaeology of this period.
To get around this problem, Yang took advantage of the fact that most nouns can be paired with either the definite or indefinite article to produce a grammatically correct phrase, but the resulting phrases have different meanings and usages.
In Spanish, all nouns preceded by the definite article 'la' or by the indefinite article 'una' are feminine, whilst all nouns preceded by the definite article 'el' or by the indefinite article 'un' are masculine.
The book is logically laid out, with the tunes in alphabetical order in the old style (titles that begin with the definite or indefinite article are listed under the article, in the fashion of many of the old dance manuals).
The omission of the indefinite article is clearly a big mistake, but the main problem to me is that the person killed was described as a 'father' and not as an audiovisual engineer or a butcher, baker or candle stick maker.
Natural Syntax is here exemplified with selected language data bearing on the use of the English indefinite article.
The reason for restricting this study to the definite article is based on its wider variety of usage and its higher frequency of use than the indefinite article a(n).