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Why no indefinite article?

Charles T.C1Kwiziq community member

Why no indefinite article?

" il est devenu citoyen américain." I thought you only omitted the indefinite article when referring to someone's job? Being an American citizen is not a job.
Asked 2 years ago
Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It's not just jobs.

According to L'Huillier (Advanced French Grammar), as well as jobs it's also things like nationalities, ranks and family status (e.g. Catherine est grand-mère); anything, in fact, that has a 'qualifying value'.

Why no indefinite article?

" il est devenu citoyen américain." I thought you only omitted the indefinite article when referring to someone's job? Being an American citizen is not a job.

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