Can a line end with an article, e.g. a, an, the?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by englishjasmin, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. englishjasmin

    englishjasmin Senior Member

    Within a paragraph can I have a raw ending with an
    article, such as the raw above does.

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  2. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    I don't understand the question! What is a "raw ending"? Do you mean a row? We normally call them lines, as in lines of text. In which case, it is OK for a line to have an article at the end.
  3. englishjasmin

    englishjasmin Senior Member

    It is a row or a line, I noticed the typo, but I can't edit the post title.

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  4. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English
    Well yes, if that's the way the page is formatted and there is a relevant word at the
    start of a new line, like I am writing here. If you've got a width of something like a
    Word document and this is the way it puts it, then there wouldn't usually be a
    problem. However, when you've got more space available like in your question, a
    separation of the lines does indeed look quite odd and I was reading it as a
    new sentence the first few times.

    Something like what I've written has a line ending with articles on each of the lines. If it fits the layout there's no problem. It's not like ending a sentence with it (which would be wrong).
  5. englishjasmin

    englishjasmin Senior Member

    Well, MS Word is the reason why my lines end with articles. So I did not know if I shall link the articles with the word with an "unbreakable" space. Its clear now that I do not have to do it. Thanks.

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