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Critics say Scripture is sacred and shouldn't be put in magazine form.

I think a is strictly needed before magazine because form is countable.
Right?
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Hi LiJ
In magazine form sounds just fine to me. Form is indeed countable but there are countless idiomatic usages. Adding a wouldn't make a lot of difference to me but I've got a hunch many natives would object to it.
Cheers, CB
Critics say Scripture is sacred and shouldn't be put in a magazine form.

This sounds entirely unnatural. You won't find any native speakers saying this.
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RayHCritics say Scripture is sacred and shouldn't be put in a magazine form.

This sounds entirely unnatural. You won't find any native speakers saying this.
I see. A google search gives 967 hits, many of them written by native speakers. (I have no idea how many would actually say the phrase.)
CB
in good form; in bad form; in book form; in magazine form; triangular in form; rectangular in form
This use of form is uncountable. The analogs are shape and condition.
in good condition; in good shape; triangular in shape; in poor condition
CJ
Googl;e searches are not a reliable guide to proper usage. There are too many variables and many blogs that are poorly written.
In this instance, "magazine form" is using form as a generalized term and the article is not required. It would have been better written as Critics say Scripture is sacred and shouldn't be presented in a magazine format.
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Thanks everyone
I've learned idiomatic usages!