Undefined Articles : Author Jose Miguel

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4. There are two unique indefinite articles in English (a, a) that function as the two Spanish forms (one, one). Read the lesson * in English In English In English, as in Spanish, the indefinite article refers to an unspecified thing. Here are examples of affirmations that are made.

5. In general, the article is on the front of a noun (name) that begins with a consonant. The indefinite article is in front of a noun that begin with a voice. However, there are some exceptions. Nouns that begin with history.

6. When to use and when to use an? I already mentioned before that the use of one or another word is related to the word they accompany in the sentence. Moreover, the use of "a" or "an" depends entirely on the noun to which they will refer, the beginning of that noun being the one that will determine if you will use "a" or if you will use "an". Why do I talk to you about the beginning of the noun? Because it is the initial sound of that word, and let me emphasize this, it is the initial SOUND (not the letter) of the noun which tells us which indefinite article we should use. Be clear that everything depends on the sound, see what are the sounds with which you must use "a" and which ones will lead you to use "an".

7. EXAMPLE: an apple – una manzana an egg – un huevo an ant – una hormiga an umbrella – un paraguas/ una sombrilla an oven – un horno

8. EXAMPLE: a car – un coche a book – un libro a dog – un perro a ball – una bola/pelota a pencil – un lápiz



11. Use "a" when the noun that follows begins with consonant sound It is important that you note how I once again emphasized that it is about sound and not about the letter itself. This is because there are some letters that, depending on the word, may sound like consonant or may be silent. Later I present a section with the exceptions so that you better understand the sounds. For now keep reading and look at the following examples:

12. Use "an" when the noun that follows begins with vowel sound In this case there are also some exceptions that I present below. This is because some words are pronounced with consonant sound even though their first letter is a vowel. You see why it was so important that the fact that the rule is based on sound and not on the letter as such is so important. You'll see what those exceptions are, do not worry. Now what I want is that you concentrate on the following examples: