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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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The indefinite article is used to mean 'for each', as in a dollar a day, sixpence a dozen, and the set phrase two at a time.
The most important indefinite marker in English is the indefinite article a.
5: Composite Predicates which take the zero article or the indefinite article.
This paper exemplifies Natural Syntax with language data containing the indefinite article.
Consequently, this example shows the correct use of the indefinite article and words beginning with 'h': "It would be an honour to buy a hotel from you.
The difference in construction between the phrases or two and or so becomes apparent when these are associated with phrases in which an indefinite article modifies a numeral, such as hundred, or thousand, as in the following examples:
Adherents of such an approach usually emphasize, for example, that the speaker using a form with the indefinite article generically has a single instance of a kind in mind that serves as the basis for his generalization.
As pointed out to me by an anonymous reviewer, there are cases where the use of an adjective makes an indefinite article possible, as in a blue sky.
In most cases it represents the indefinite article 'a' (e.
Perhaps this book might have been more appropriately called A Jazz Poetry Anthology, the indefinite article being more well-suited for this impressionistic and unsettled class of poetry.
For far too long we've depended on that indefinite article called God to create human life.
The phenomenon of definiteness is associated with the presence of definite articles such as the or indefinite articles such as a and an in English.