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At (A8) ... early age Robert Burns, Scotland's greatest poet, had to help his father on his farm. When he was twenty-two, he went to Irvine, where he began to learn about making cloth. Shortly after his arrival, the factory in which he was training was destroyed (A9) ... fire so he started (A10) ... farm with his younger brother. While he was living on the farm, he concentrated (A11) ... writing poems and fell for a local girl, Jean Armour. Robert wanted to marry her but her father would not allow him to do so, probably because he thought Burns was not wealthy enough. Her father's refusal took Robert (A12) ... surprise and he decided to leave (A13) ... country. Robert had to obtain the fare for the voyage by selling some poems. Just as he was about to leave he was given some advice — to publish a new edition of the poems he had written. He received a large sum of money for the poetry and was able to get married (A14) ... Jean Armour. During his marriage he continued to write the expressive poetry he became famous (A15) ... .
Первое предъявление существительного, требуется неопределенный артикль a, так как существительное начинается с согласного звука (для определения формы артикля — a или an —принимается во внимание именно звуковой образ слова. Например, слово hour — час — пишется с согласной буквы, но произносится с гласной, поэтому с этим словом употребляется артикль an).
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