Using A and An in English, A and An in a Sentence
Using A Vs An
As in many languages, articles are used to indicate words in English. When using a and an, gender discrimination is not taken into consideration and it is brought before single names only. It can also be used before professions A and an. We also use the a and an article to indicate race, religion, objects and animals. Used when defining a word with a and an article. A and an come in front of the nouns, indicating that they are ‘any’ of all similar ones.
If the names begin with a consonant, ‘a’ comes before it and if the name starts with a vowel, ‘an’ comes before the name. In addition, the names before and must be singular. ‘A’ and ‘an’ are not preceded by plural nouns. A and an only come before nouns. We cannot bring them before adjectives or verbs.
A and an used sentences are given below:
- Can you get me a cup of coffee?
- You shine like a sun today.
- I will bring you a book, but after reading it you should definitely bring it back to me.
- I ate a big apple today.
- A little girl was coming across.
- Can you bring me a pen and a notebook?
- Here is an apple, where are the other apples?
- I saw an accident of a car.
- That is an excellent pencil.
- Alex is training to be an engineer.
- I need a kilogram of salt.
- I saw you talking to a man on the street opposite today.
- I saw a cat on the street this morning and he was so hungry.
- I want to be an engineer when I grow up, but my father wants me to be a doctor.
- Today, an inspector came to our school to visit.
- The man you saw there is an Englishman.
- This old aunt is a Christian.
- Our neighbors who have just moved to this neighborhood are a Dutchman
- Vowels or consonants are determined not by spelling in English, but by their reading. Sample sentences are given below:
- Where were you an hour ago, I called you but I could not reach.
- Today, we watched a university visit on television.
- Today we went on a university trip with the whole school.
*Names that cannot be counted in English are not brought to the a or an. Sample sentences are given below:
- Can you give me some water?
- The weather is little cold today.
- Can you buy me some salt from the market so I can make a burrito for you?
- Can you put some flour in this bowl?