Indefinite Articles - Usage and Collocations
1.The articles 'A' and 'An' are indefinite articles. They are used before a singular countable common nouns.         Example: A feather is lighter than an elephant. The article 'a' is used to express quantity. A little sugar, A large quantity, A huge amount. 2.We use “A” before nouns or adjectives which begin with a consonant or when U sounds like a Y, or O sounds like a W. A Chair A book A university               A one-eyed man 3.We use an before words which begin with a vowel sound or a silent “H” sound. An egg An umbrella An hour-glass An antique necklace

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1.The articles 'A' and 'An' are indefinite articles. They are used before a singular countable common nouns.         Example: A feather is lighter than an elephant. The article 'a' is used to express quantity. A little sugar, A large quantity, A huge amount. 2.We use “A” before nouns or adjectives which begin with a consonant or when U sounds like a Y, or O sounds like a W. A Chair A book A university               A one-eyed man 3.We use an before words which begin with a vowel sound or a silent “H” sound. An egg An umbrella An hour-glass An antique necklace
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