Which English form is more popular:
"in an effort to" or "in effort to" ?

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  • English Experts tip

    "in effort to" is incorrect.
    The noun phrase effort needs a determiner before it.Adding the article "an" Corrects it.
    "in an effort to" is the correct form.

  • English Experts tip

    In effort to rebuild the city...

    "An" refers to one effort as opposed to just saying "in effort" would mean an effort as a whole from a group.

in an effort to

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  • We researched tip lines in an effort to spread around our contacts. ... as snowflakes, are tripping over one another in an effort to display mutual accommodation.
  • 1 day ago ... GOLETA, CA—In an effort to minimize the impact of the disaster occurring along the California coastline, Plains All American Pipeline officials ...
  • in an effort to do something: Detectives are talking to other witnesses in an effort to corroborate her confession. make an effort to do something: I've made an ...
  • Reddit defines 'harassment' in an effort to curb it. blogger
  • avatar by Andrew Tarantola | @terrortola | May 14th 2015 at 3:17 pm May 14th 2015 3:17 pm. 0.

in effort to

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  • 8 hours ago ... France makes it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food in effort to cut waste. Chains are being made to donate products to charity or ...
  • 15 hours ago ... MGM joins Wynn, Sands and Switch in effort to buy power without NV Energy. Image. L.E. Baskow. NRG Energy and MGM Resorts celebrated ...
  • Apple acquires another navigation company in effort to bolster mapping services. By Dante D'Orazio; on May 17, 2015 02:43 pm; Email · @dantedorazio · 21.
  • Missouri conservation center closely involved in effort to repopulate endangered wolf species. Published May 09, 2015. Associated Press. Facebook0 Twitter0 ...

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