Using A, An, The in English, Definition and Example Sentences

Using A, An, The in English, Definition and Example Sentences




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Using A

 A is used in front of singular countable nouns (a person, animal or thing) which are not specific.

  • We don’t use a before uncountable or plural nouns.
  • If a noun starts with a consonant sound (b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, etc.), “a” comes before the noun.

Examples;

a cat, a bird, a child, a doctor

Using AN

An is used in front of singular countable nouns which are not specific.

  •   We don’t use a before uncountable or plural nouns.
  •   If the noun starts with a vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u), “an” comes before the noun.

Examples;

an apple, an egg, an ant, an orange




 

Using THE

We use ‘the’ in front of all nouns ( It does not matter whether the nouns are singular, plural countable or uncountable ) to describe someone or something specific or unique.

Examples;

the earth, the World, the sky, the air, the weather


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