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@ruifeng posted:

The fans were in jubilant mood as they left the stadium.

In the sentence above, why is "in jubilant mood" used instead of "in a jubilant mood"? Is "in a jubilant mood" acceptable? If so, what is the difference?

Hi, Ruifeng—To me, "in jubilant mood" is unacceptable; it needs to be "in a jubilant mood," "mood" being a count noun.

You haven't told us where this sentence came from, as is required, but I can see that it came from a learner's dictionary published by Oxford.

Either, therefore, we are seeing a typo in the Oxford learner's dictionary, or we are seeing a difference between American and British English.

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