I've Got a Frozen Chicken. You don't say "I've got a chicken.(meat)" but "I've got chicken." without an article before chicken. I goes the same for pork, beef etc. However why there's an "a" in this case: "I've got a frozen chicken." Can I say "I've got frozen chicken." as well?
May 9, 2016 3:30 PM
Answers · 4
Yes, you can. If you say 'I've got a frozen chicken' it means that you have one whole bird - hence the singular/countable noun. If you say 'I've got frozen chicken', this simply means that you have some of this type of meat in your freezer which is frozen. It could be several birds, or various different chicken pieces, or slices of chicken - we don't know.
May 9, 2016
Thank a lot Bramwell! Your explanation was very helpful!
May 11, 2016
You can say 'I've got a chicken' if you have one whole bird, alive or as meat. The difference between chicken and most other types of meat is twofold, firstly most meats have a different name from the live animal, secondly it would be very unusual to have a whole pig or cow unless the person was a farmer.
May 9, 2016
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