Article A/AN

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1. When to use A

1.1. It is used before a noun that starts with a consonant.

1.1.1. Example

1.1.1.1. a boy

1.1.1.2. a girl

1.1.1.3. a snake

1.1.1.4. a woman

1.1.2. Practice.

1.2. Exception.

1.2.1. When the vowel u or the eu combination, for example, are pronounced as you, they are considered a vocal.

1.2.1.1. Example

1.2.1.1.1. a unicorn

1.2.1.1.2. a university

1.2.1.1.3. a uniform

1.2.2. Before a word that starts with an h that produces a raspy sound is used

1.2.2.1. Example

1.2.2.1.1. a horse

1.2.2.1.2. a home

1.2.2.1.3. a hat

1.2.3. English Exercises: A / AN

2. When to use AN

2.1. An is normally used before a noun that starts with a vowel.

2.1.1. Example.

2.1.1.1. an apple

2.1.1.2. an umbrella

2.1.1.3. an elephant

2.1.2. Practice

2.2. Exception.

2.2.1. When the vowel u is pronounced as uh is considered a vowel.

2.2.1.1. Example

2.2.1.1.1. an uncle

2.2.1.1.2. an unhappy

2.2.1.1.3. an umpire

2.2.2. Before a word that starts with a silent h

2.2.2.1. Example

2.2.2.1.1. an hour

2.2.2.1.2. an honor

2.2.2.2. Practice