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in really big trouble. #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:27 am   in really big trouble.
 

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ESL/EFL Test #286 "Basic Grammar Exercises (11)", question 8

I must be in really big trouble. The boss, ........., is outside my door and wants to see me about something.

(a) itself
(b) himself
(c) themselves
(d) ourselves

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #286 "Basic Grammar Exercises (11)", answer 8

I must be in really big trouble. The boss, himself, is outside my door and wants to see me about something.

Correct answer: (b) himself

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why not:in a /the really big trouble?
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in really big trouble. #2 (permalink) Sat Jun 04, 2011 13:22 pm   in really big trouble.
 

Because 'trouble' is uncountable most of the time.
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