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    English The Indefinite Article

    Beginner English - Level A1

    Overview

    Learn when and how to use the indefinite article "a/an" when using singular nouns. 

    Vocabulary

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    English A1

    The Indefinite Article

    A/a” is an indefinite article used before a singular noun
    “An/an” is an indefinite article used before a singular noun that begins with a vowel “a,e,i,o’u”.
    We do not use a/an before a plural noun.

    Exceptions:
    An hour (h is not pronounced)
    A university (pronounced “yuniversity”)
    A European country (pronounced “yuropean”)

    Examples:
    A school, a student, a teacher (singular)
    Schools, students, teachers (plural)

    An egg, an onion, an eagle (singular)
    Eggs, onions, eagles (plural)

    • She works in a school.
    • They live in a city.
    • She is an artist.
    • He is an engineer.

    There is/There are

    “There is” is used for singular nouns, “There are” is used for plural nouns.

    Thereis


    Examples:

    There is a big pool in the backyard.

    There’s something in my bag.

    There isn’t any music at this party.

    Is there a coffee shop near here?

    Arethere

    Examples:

    There are too many people here.

    There are many TV channels.

    There aren’t many things to do today, because it is raining.

    Are there any malls near here?

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