Presentation on theme: "A An The by Patricia Galien"— Presentation transcript:
1A An The by Patricia Galien Make sure you are in slideshow view before you start this presentation.
2Vocabulary What does singular mean? one What does plural mean? more than oneGive some examples of articles.a / an / theWhat is a vowel?a, e, i, o, uWhat is a consonant?b, c, d, f, g, h,…
3Vocabulary 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!
4Vocabulary 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 chairsChair 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.
5When do you use a or an?Use a/an before a singular count noun that is indefinite and begins with a consonant sound.a chaira fireplaceUse an before a singular count noun that is indefinitie and begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) sound.an interesting photoan honest mana unique painting (unique soundslike younique.)
7A or An?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 1: Puddle is a noun.Step 2: You can count puddle.1 puddle2 puddlesStep 5: I stepped in a puddle.Step 3: How many puddles did you step in? Answer: one
8Write a sentence. Step 1: Is apple a noun? Step 5: There is an apple in the tree.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?
9Vocabulary What is an adjective? Adjectives describe (modify) nouns. You can put an adjective between the article and the noun.a big housea little lampa round tablean interesting paintingadjective
10Practice Complete the sentences with a or an. a Example: He is ___ good father.an1. You are ____ excellent student.a2. Chicago is ____ unique city.a3. Carter is ____ smart dog.an4. He is ____ honest man.a5. After MVCC, I will go to ____ university.
11Introduce (the first time) a singular count noun with a or an. The first time you write about a singular count noun, it is indefinite. Use a / an. The next time you write about the same noun, it is definite. Use the.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.indefinite articlesingular count nounsingular count noundefinite article
12a / an / the 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