The Indefinite Articles: A, An – (Glossary of English Terms)

The Indefinite Articles: A, AN

The Indefinite Articles – A, An – are used to represent one of whatever noun they are modifying.

They are called indefinite because, though they refer to one of whatever noun they are describing, it they can represent any of the noun.

They are non-specific (not definite.)

— example:  

A screwdriver  (any screwdriver)Article (Large)

A car  (any car)

A horse  (any horse)

An apple  (any apple)

An Orangutan  (any orangutan)

An electric shaver  (any electric shaver)

 

The Article “A” is used before nouns that start with a consonant

The Article “An” is used before nouns that start with a vowel

 

See Also:

 

The Definite Article:  The

and…

“The Indefinite Article” on Wikipedia

 


 

 

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