LanguageTool Community

<< return to list of rules

Rule "Articles: article missing before a countable noun"

This is one of many errors that LanguageTool can detect. Visit the LanguageTool homepage to use it online or download it for free.

Description: Articles: article missing before a countable noun
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: The article might be missing before the noun.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He was waiting by river.
    Correction suggestion: a river, the river
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He was waiting by the river.
  • The attack minute by minute
  • He works by day.
  • $30,000 state grant authorized by Gov. Vandiver
Pattern: Show XML · Show in Rule Editor
Check the following text against just this rule:

Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-07-20 22:33:06 +0200)