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hi,

"In theory that shouldn't matter, as long as someone is getting the oil to market."

Is "market" here used as a noun or a verb?
If it's a verb, what does it mean by "getting something to market"?
If it's a noun, how come there's no article before it?

Thanks.
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market is a noun. getting something to market is a fixed expression (no article) meaning getting it available for sale. As such, market is regarded as more than just a specific place. It's more like an institutionalized activity like school or church or work. Compare: to school, to church, to work (no article).

CJ
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Settled. Thanks CJ!