Why no indefinite article?

CharlesC1Kwiziq 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 months ago
TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect 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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