A or an - indefinite articles
a and an - indefinite articles
Use a or an when you say what a thing or a person is. A-an has no plural.
A + consonant
If the following word starts with a consonant, then say a.
Examples: a friend, a box, a room, a farmer, a driver, a teacher
An + vowel
If the following word starts with a vovel, then say an.
Examples: an apple, an animal, an uncle
Exceptions a and an
Vowel letter but consonant sound, then say a.
Examples: a user, a unit
Examples: the ball, the bag, the house,
Do not use the in generalisations with plural and uncountable nouns.
She likes music.
Cars are expensive.
Place names with no article
continents, towns, most streets and countries, lakes, buildings
Place names with the
Seas, rivers, geographical regions, theatres, cinemas
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