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Articles by Mind Map: Articles

1. "A" Use

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

1.2. Examples: - He is a teacher. - She doesn't own a car. - I saw a bear at the zoo.

2. "An" Use

2.1. The article "An" is used before singular, countable nouns which begin with vowel sounds

2.2. Examples: He is an actor. She didn't get an invitation. I saw an eagle at the zoo.

3. Use of the indefinite article a/an

3.1. Before phrases of time and measurements (per week/weekly)

3.1.1. - We have English 4 times a week. - I go on holiday twice a year. - Our car can do 220 kilometres an hour. - Tomatoes are $2 a kilo.

3.2. Before phrases of jobs

3.2.1. My father is a car mechanic.

3.3. With a noun complement

3.3.1. He is a good boy.

3.4. Before phrases of nationality

3.4.1. Bruce Springsteen is an American.

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