Welcome, BelloBow.Recently I read a quote "I’m going to give you 9.6 for technique, 0.0 for choice of victim."
My question is that why we don't add "the" in front of "technique" and "victim"? Also, why aren't these two nouns in their plural forms?
Sorry if didn't put enough context. I quoted this from an episode of the drama Better Call Saul where the main character was blackmailed by a group of youngsters. He said this with sarcasm.Hi there.
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These numbers are like scores in Olympic ice-skating or like scores in a dance competition.
Articles are often elided in such contests.