Fear or A fear?


Should I use article before this noun or not?

article fear asked Oct 15 '13 at 20:36 Vladislav Pastukh New member

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It depends on how you use it. 

If you are talking about a specific fear, use an article.  He has a fear of dogs. The fear of dogs is common.


If you are talking about fear itself, don't use an article.

We have nothing to fear (infinitive) but fear itself.  Fear can make you tremble.

link comment answered Oct 16 '13 at 02:20 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

A fear as in I have a fear of grass

link comment answered Oct 15 '13 at 20:46 Ben New member

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