"to find a moment shrouded in a naked silence"

Is it okay to write 'a' naked silence in place of naked silence?

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    Possible duplicate of A blinding light / blinding sunlight / a blinding sunlight (the use of the indefinite article with what many would consider a non-count usage. 2 / some / several / many naked silences?) – Edwin Ashworth Jul 8 '19 at 15:34
  • "To dance the line between what is and what is beyond; to find a moment shrouded in a naked silence; and to remember a long-forgotten dream as it becomes a shadow. Is it not what beckons a cosmic soul?" – J Smith Jul 8 '19 at 16:55
  • It's fine by me. And seeing how it's a quote by an artist, it doesn't even matter if it's fine by me or not. It's their poetic license, not mine. – RegDwigнt Jul 8 '19 at 21:12
  • But the original quoted version does use a. Are you asking, instead, if you can remove the article? – Jason Bassford Jul 8 '19 at 22:19
  • Ya, can it be removed? Or it's just fine...? – J Smith Jul 9 '19 at 10:39


We need more context to give you a better answer.

For example, you could say "there was nothing left but naked silence". You could also say "All I heard was a naked silence."

So, either could be best depending on context.

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