Friday, 17 April 2020

Worksheets: The Indefinite Article – A / AN

1. Singular nouns and the first time we refer to a person, animal or thing.

a child
an elephant
a television

2. We don't use A/AN with possessive pronouns, demonstratives or cardinal numbers.

My shirt is dirty.
This car is expensive.
One person is in the reception.

3. We use ONE (or more) instead of A/AN when the number is important.

There is only one exit from the airport.
What is the difference between A and AN?

A is used when the next word begins with a consonant sound (b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k etc).

a book
a table
a clock
a university (because the beginning of university sounds like YOU-niversity)

AN is used when the next word begins with a vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u).

an apple
an elephant
an umbrella
an hour (because the H is silent)

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