What is the difference between:

a. A tropical area
b. Tropical area

in the following sentences?

  • Morphological characteristic in a tropical area is available.
  • Morphological characteristic in tropical area is available.

Do the two sentences have the same meaning with respect to the area?

Does the first one signify a more specific area?

  • With "a" - generic place. Without "a" - proper noun with non-standard capitalisation. – Lawrence Jul 23 '18 at 5:13
  • @Lawrence "With "a" - generic place." Huh? – Kris Jul 23 '18 at 6:56
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    "Do those 2 sentences have the same meaning re the area?" No. – Kris Jul 23 '18 at 6:57
  • "Can we say "a tropical area?" Why do you think not? – Kris Jul 23 '18 at 6:57
  • @Kris I was referring to the indefinite article indicating a 'generic' tropical area, as opposed to the no-article version referring to a place named "tropical area". – Lawrence Jul 23 '18 at 9:10

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