-- Indefinite Articles: -- A and An

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1. The two indefinite articles in English are a and an. The indefinite article an is used to make pronunciation easier when reading a text aloud. The general rule is to use a when the indefinite article precedes a word beginning with a consonant sound and an when it precedes a word starting with a vowel sound.

2. 1 Use a when the indefinite article comes before a word beginning with a consonant sound: a toy a book a house 2 Use an when the indefinite article comes before a word beginning with a vowel sound:

3. Indefinite Articles: A and An

4. How to Use the Indefinite Articles A vs. An

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

5.1. EXAMPLES:

6. He is a teacher.

7. She doesn't own a car.

8. I saw a bear at the zoo.

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

9.1. EXAMPLES:

10. He is an actor.

11. She didn't get an invitation.

12. I saw an eagle at the zoo.