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We use a/ an with singular countable nouns Note: Use a in front of a word that starts with a consonant sound, and Use an in front of a word that starts with vowels (a, e, i, o, u) Examples: a doctor, a big house, a boy an apple, an egg, an easy exam
The indefinite article, a/ an, is only used before singular count nouns that have not been specified. a/ an means one. Examples: I am writing a letter. She is eating an apple. a/ an is not used before general plural nouns. Examples: There are pictures on the wall.
1. I am a university student. 2. I read a unique story. 3. Paris is a European city. 4. I need a Euro to buy a sandwich. a is used before u when it sounds like the word you as in examples 1 and 2 a is used before eu as in examples 3 and 4
1. Ive got a house in Spain. 2. There is a hotel next to the bank. 3. I need an hour to do my homework. 4. It is an honor to help you. a is used before h if it is heard as in examples 1 and 2 an is used before h if it is silent as in examples 3 and 4
Fill in the blanks with a, an, or Ø (for nothing): 1. Sara is ……… interesting person. 2. Its ……… nice morning. Lets go for ……… walk. 3. My father works in ……… factory. 4. When she finishes her studies, she wants to be ……… professional writer. 5. Ive got ……… photos of our holiday. 6. All I need to get dressed is half ……… hour. 7. ……… friends are great. 8. I want to buy ……… umbrella. 9. We have got ……… black car. 10. It is ……… Italian restaurant.
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