Indefinite Articles - a / an




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Use 'A' before a word which begins with a consonant sound.

a man
a pen
a boy
a car
a fish
a house
a movie
a star
a bike
a student
a watch
a computer
a school
a shoe
a bottle
a mouse
a tiger
a camera
a city
a teacher
a website
a dollar
a machine
a game


Use 'AN' before a word which begins with a vowel sound

an umbrella
an elephant
an actor
an emergency
an American
an automobile
an airplane
an ant
an ice-cream
an ambulance
an offer
an equipment


Attention: Note that the pronunciation is what matters when choosing between a & an.

Examples:

an honor (h is silent)
an hour

a university (a before the 'y' sound)
a unit


Exercise: Fill in the blanks with A or An.

1. Ronaldo is famous football player.

2. Jessica is hardworking student.

3. Is Dr. Phil smart man?

4. A tiger is animal.

5. Is that old book?

6. Is Pepsi beneficial drink?

7. Mustang is American car.

8. This is eraser.

9. New York Times is newspaper.

10. Derek is fisherman.

11. It's honor to meet you.

12. Angelina Jolie is actress.

13. GrammarBank is educational website.

14. Bart Simpson is child.

15. Superman is hero.

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