Applications and rules for indefinite articles

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1. Article An

1.1. Rule

1.1.1. When the word begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u), then you should use 'a', it sounds better and it sounds more appropriate to say it.

1.1.1.1. Example

1.1.1.1.1. It is an exception to the rule

1.1.1.1.2. an apple

2. Article A

2.1. When the word begins with a consonant you must use 'A'.

2.1.1. If you use words and such phrases as 'ball', ' glass of water closet ' or ' cup of coffee ', then it would be:

2.1.1.1. a ball

2.1.1.2. a cup of coffee

3. More examples:

3.1. The gift is a new book

3.2. It is a lovely day

4. Excepction

4.1. Nevertheless, with this rule there is an exception. If you are using a word with a mute 'h', since 'honourable' or 'honest' then you have to use 'a'. Therefore, it would be:

4.1.1. An honourable man

4.1.2. An honest mistake

5. Excepction

5.1. When the 'u' has the same sound as the 'y' in "you", or the 'o' has the same sound as the 'w' in "won" then you must use 'a'.

5.1.1. a one-leged man

5.1.2. a European trip

6. More examples

6.1. He is an unusual man

6.2. It is a old university