Use/non-use of articles before Adjective + Abstract noun

I have confusion regarding use/non-use of articles before adjective + abstract noun. Eg. competent handling, prolonged tread life, enhanced durability Providing COMPETENT HANDLING and PROLONGED TREAD LIFE, this tyre is developed to perform well in wet as well as dry roads. Or Providing A COMPETENT HANDLING and A PROLONGED TREAD LIFE, this tyre is developed … Read more

On the usage of “the” article with acronyms and initialisms

I’ve read Using the definite article with acronyms and initialisms and Is it appropriate to use “the” before an abbreviation? I know that 1. The article is often used with initials that are pronounced letter by letter (initialisms). 2. The article is often NOT used with initials that are pronounced as a word (acronyms). I … Read more

Which is grammatically correct? He was mayor (or) a mayor from 2010 to 2014 [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here: Omission of “the” in “elected him president” and “made captain” (1 answer) Closed 3 years ago. I have encountered the following sentence in Macmillan Dictionary. He was mayor from 2010 to 2014, if my memory serves me correctly. But other grammar books say that we should omit the … Read more

A case of usage of articles

I do exercises on articles and came across two expressions that are correct according to keys: She has really good taste in books He has a great sense of humor Both “taste” and “sense” are nouns. Could you please explain why don’t we put an article before “taste” and put it before “sense”? Answer One … Read more

Correct placement of articles

My supervisor corrected the draft of my thesis, inserting a lot of articles here and there. I have doubts if he was correct. Could someone comment on the following sentences? Over the last decade a lot of companies recognized [the] importance of data warehousing and business intelligence technologies to their businesses. Complex queries can significantly … Read more