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A and An in English Grammar

Video Overview

The use of the articles a/an depends on whether a noun begins with a vowel or consonant. In this video, we explain when to use 'a' and 'an' as articles in English easily and remember the rules as well as giving simple examples for using articles correctly in English.

Video Analysis

'A' and 'an' are articles used with singular nouns.

The article 'a' is used with singular nouns that do not begin with a vowel. 

a motorbike

a cat

a cup of tea

a call

'an' is used with singular articles that do begin with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u)

an aeroplane

an umbrella

an orange juice

an elephant

Watch our video for an explanation of when to use the prepositions 'a' and 'an' in English.

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