Indefinite (definition)

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Indefinite nouns refer to non-specific non-identifiable instances of the thing the noun describes. In English, indefinite nouns are usually marked with the indefinite article a, (a book) or when plural appear with no article (books). In Gaelic, indefinites lack articles in both the singular and plural (taigh 'a house', taighean 'houses').

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