"Part of the team" vs. "a part of the team"

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I see both of these are used:

  • I'm part of Acme's technical team.

  • I'm a part of Acme's technical team.

Which one sounds more natural when introducing myself in an email? Is "Part" countable or uncountable in this context?

Ra.

Posted 2015-02-03T16:57:50.247

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As a statement by itself,

I'm part of Acme's technical team.

is more natural.

But you could use an article as emphasis or when contrasting with other information.

He is a part of Acme's technical team, even though he does not contribute much.

(after making a big contribution) You see, I am a part of Acme's technical team.

user3169

Posted 2015-02-03T16:57:50.247

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I would say "I'm part of Acme's technical team."
Another good example is "this online survey is part of my school project"

David Washington

Posted 2015-02-03T16:57:50.247

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