Artlicles A/An.

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1. Rule #1

1.1. The article A is used before singular, countable nouns which begin with consonant sounds.

1.1.1. He is a teacher.

1.1.2. She doesn't own a car.

1.1.3. I saw a bear at the zoo.

2. Rule #5

2.1. Use A before words such as "European" or "university" which sound like they start with a consonant even if the first letter is a vowel. Also use A before letters and numbers which sound like they begin with a consonant, such as "U", "J", "1" or "9". Remember, it is the sound not the spelling which is important. For example, "1" is spelled O-N-E; however, it is pronounced "won" like it starts with a "W".

2.1.1. She has a euro. Sounds like "yu-ro".

2.1.2. That number is a "1". Sounds like "won".

3. Rule #4

3.1. If there is an adjective or an adverb-adjective combination before the noun, A(AN) should agree with the first sound in the adjective or the adverb-adjective combination.

3.1.1. He is an excellent teacher.

3.1.2. I saw a really beautiful eagle at the zoo.

4. Rule #6

4.1. Use AN before words such as "hour" which sound like they start with a vowel even if the first letter is a consonant. Also use AN before letters and numbers which sound like they begin with a vowel, such as "F" or "8". Remember, it is the sound not the spelling which is important. For example, "F" is pronounced "eff" like it starts with an "E".

4.1.1. I only have an hour for lunch. Sounds like "au-er".

4.1.2. Does his name begin with an "F"? Sounds like "eff".

5. Rule #2

5.1. The article AN is used before singular, countable nouns which begin with vowel sounds

5.1.1. He is an actor.

5.1.2. She didn't get an invitation.

5.1.3. I saw an eagle at the zoo.

6. Rule #3

6.1. Remember that A(AN) means "one" or "a single". You cannot use A(AN) with plural nouns.

6.1.1. I saw a bears in Yellowstone National Park.

6.1.1.1. Not correct

6.1.2. I saw bears in Yellowstone National Park.

6.1.2.1. Correct

7. Concepts

7.1. Artlicle An

7.1.1. Use “an” with words that start with a vowel sound

7.2. Artlilce A

7.2.1. Use “a”, “and” only with singular noun

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