an adventure/adventure

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flamboyant lad

Senior Member
It's from Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaur movie.

Buck to Crash & Eddie
: Boys, are you ready for adventure?
Self-made: Boys, are you ready for an adventure?

Which of the preceding sentence is correct mine or the original one?
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Both are possible. The first is uncountable, the second is countable.

    If you say 'an adventure' it presupposes a series of events that will have a beginning, a middle and an end.

    If you say 'adventure' it means that you can expect a series of exciting events that are not structured like a story.

    Does that help?


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    adventure with no article (uncountable) = excitement

    an adventure (countable) = an exciting experience

    Both of the sentences (the one you quote and the one you wrote) are correct.
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