Using A – An – The in English

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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

Using A – An - The in English

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