Reply to "in a hurry and in haste"

Hi, Fujibei,

Even if both nouns (hurry and haste) are abstract, "hurry" (just like "rush" in the phrase "in a rush") takes the article because it refers to a single instance of that situation. The article is used precisely to denote that.

Instead, "haste" does not seem to accept that kind of division into moments of haste but is used to refer to that situation as a whole.

I'm sure there are other cases like this in the language.

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