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When not to use "an" with "appeal"? Please help me=]


(A) Analysts said Silver Spring's model could carry broader appeal from investors looking for exposure to the broad infrastructure modernization.

(B) Samutsevich was later released on appeal, but her conviction was not overturned.
I've seen "appeal" used as a noun with the article "an" ( an appeal ) in its three usages, which are legal proceedings, requests, and attractiveness.

WHY does it say "appeal" without "an" in (A) and (B)???
Thank you.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    In (A) the sentence means appeal in a general sense. "A broader appeal" suggests a certain kind of appeal.

    In (B), "on appeal" works as an adverb. You wouldn't use "an appeal", as that would make it work as a noun.


    In (A), appeal carries a different meaning. In this context, it means "it is to their liking", so the investors like this idea. In this context, you would not use the indefinite article. You would see his more with the adjective "appealing" - favorable
    In (B), appeal has a different meaning, of being released from judgment. In this context, you would more likely see appeal with the indefinite article.
    Appeal can also mean a request - he made an appeal to the juge - that is he made a request to the judge, he presented his case before the judge.

    Hope that helps

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