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What does singular mean? one What does plural mean? more than one Give some examples of articles. a / an / the What is a vowel? a, e, i, o, u What is a consonant? b, c, d, f, g, h,…
What does indefinite mean? An indefinite noun is a thing, but you do not know the thing. For example, I live in a white house. In this sentence house is indefinite. This means that I live in a house that is white, but you don’t know what house I am referring to. What does definite mean? Definite means that you know the noun. For example, I live in the White House. You know this house. It is definite. This means that I am the president!
What is a count noun? In English you can count some nouns, but other nouns cannot be counted. A count noun is a noun that you can count. For example: one chair, two chairs Chair is a count noun. What is a noncount noun? A noncount noun is a noun that you cannot count. For example: water, advice, air, information.
Use a/an before a singular count noun that is indefinite and begins with a consonant sound. a chair a fireplace Use an before a singular count noun that is indefinitie and begins with a vowel ( a, e, i, o, u ) sound. an interesting photo an honest man a unique painting (unique sounds like younique.)
What does puddle mean?
Step 2: You can count puddle. 1 puddle 2 puddles Step 3: How many puddles did you step in? Answer: one Step 1: Puddle is a noun. Step 5: I stepped in a puddle. Use a/an before a singular count noun that is indefinite and begins with a consonant sound. Step 4: Is p a vowel sound or a consonant sound?
Step 5: There is an apple in the tree. Step 1: Is apple a noun? Step 2: Can you count apple? Step 3: How many apples are there? Step 4: Is a a a vowel sound or a consonant sound?
What is an adjective? Adjectives describe (modify) nouns. You can put an adjective between the article and the noun. a big house a little lamp a round table an interesting painting adjective
Complete the sentences with a or an. Example: He is ___ good father. a 1. You are ____ excellent student. 2. Chicago is ____ unique city. 3. Carter is ____ smart dog. an a a 4. He is ____ honest man. an 5. After MVCC, I will go to ____ university. a Practice
Introduce (the first time) a singular count noun with a or an. I live in an apartment building. When you refer to this noun again, use the. The building is seven floors high. singular count nounindefinite article singular count noun definite article
Use the before a singular noun if there is only one. Example: I like to study in the library. This means the MVCC library. I like to study in a library. This means some library some where. Note: Do not use a or an before a proper noun. I like a Chicago. singular noun