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Question: Hello I found the following information about the indefinite article ''a'' in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: ''used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them. For example: * a good knowledge of French * a sadness that won't go away Well, here is my question: Honestly, I don't understand the information. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary says that the indefinite article ''a'' is used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them. But, as far as I know, the indefinite article ''a'' cannot be used in front of uncountable nouns. Does the information mean that we can ALWAYS use the indefinite article ''a'' in front of uncountable nouns that have an adjective in front of them? Is it a rule? Please explain your reasons. Thank you
From: David
Date: 19-Jul-2013
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  1. Re: the article A    Susan D Fischer     (24-Jul-2013)
  2. Re: the article A    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (25-Jul-2013)
  3. Re: the article A    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (25-Jul-2013)

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