at (a) native speaker level


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Hi all, is "a" needed in the phrase "at (a) native speaker level"?

e.g. I hope that one day I will be able to use English at (a) native speaker level.

I've seen both "at native speaker level" and "at a native speaker level" being used in British newspapers such as The Guardians, which led me to think that perhaps both are correct.

Many thanks!
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, both are okay. The word level is used uncountably when it refers to a single specific concept, such as: ground level, roof level, base level, advanced level, degree level, board level, national/international level.
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