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I want my children to have a good education.
Both knowledge and education are uncountable nouns. Uncountable nouns cannot be used with the indefinte article. However, in the above examples A is used in front of both nouns. Why? Is it possible to leave the article out or to put THE in front of knowledge and education.
I agree with you. As you said, both are uncountable nouns.
An excellent knowledge--> It is an adjective-noun combination.
a good education--->It is an adjective-noun combination.
We must use an indefinite article "a" or "an" before an adjective-noun combination.
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