There are some web page elements. Let's call them "sprites". There are also two kinds of animations (two pieces of code). For each mentioned above web page element, I use one kind of animations. Can I use the phrase: "set an animation for each sprite"? Is the animation an abstract noun?

  • It depends on the context. Are you talking about the process or the end product? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Nov 11 '18 at 23:09
  • You should always include at least a complete example sentence, along with as much context as necessary. Start it with ">" so the example is set out from the rest of your question. – user3169 Nov 12 '18 at 0:01
  • concrete/abstract and count/mass are independent properties of nouns. – amI Nov 12 '18 at 7:32
  • @JasonBassford, I mean end product. – Maxim Key Nov 12 '18 at 8:38
  • @amI, when you know what the kind of nouns (concrete or abstract) a word belong to, you know what rule of choosing an article applies to. – Maxim Key Nov 12 '18 at 9:00

I would use:

Then you need to set an animation type for each sprite.

type referring to code. Even if you leave out "type", it is still implied and makes "animation" a regular noun.

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