Competitive Exams

USE OF A and AN VOWELS and CONSONANTS

ARTICLES


A and AN is used when we speak of one person, place, animal or thing.


AN is used before naming words that begin with the vowel sounds a, e, i, o
or u.

Example: an apple, an egg, an orange, an elephant


A is used before naming words that begin with the consonant sounds b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z
Example: a cat, a dog, a goat, a hat

Use of a and an in sentence:


This is an egg.

This is a goat

This is an igloo

This is an orange

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