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Which of the following is correct?

  • Ate a cheese burger last night.
  • Ate cheese burger last night.
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If there were an enormous cheeseburger and you cut it up and served pieces of it to separate people, then you could say you “ate cheeseburger” last night. Otherwise, cheeseburger is a count noun and you have to use a count determiner like a with it.

As a side note, we do write cheeseburger as a single word, not separately as cheese burger.

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[I|you|we] ate a cheeseburger last night.

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Though in the case of "we" and plural "you", it would probably be "ate cheeseburgers". –  RegDwigнt Sep 14 '10 at 17:09

protected by RegDwigнt Jan 1 '12 at 22:56

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