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Articles.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0007.021.0130
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There are 2 types of articles—definite and indefinite—that function as adjectives and precede a noun or noun phrase. Which type to use depends on the context. Previous | Next The definite article the describes a specific object. It can be used to describe both singular and plural nouns as well as both common and proper nouns (note that sometimes ...

Definite Articles.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0007.022.0293
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The definite article the describes a specific object. It can be used to describe both singular and plural nouns as well as both common and proper nouns (note that sometimes the is part of a proper name). The paper has been accepted. The journals are organized by issue number....

Indefinite Articles.  

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

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Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
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10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0007.022.0294
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The indefinite articles a and an indicate a nonspecific object. Their use is exclusively for singular items; nonspecific plural nouns drop the article. A paper has been accepted. Have you read an issue of the journal this week? Journals are organized by issue number. Deciding whether to use ...

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