How to use the indefinite article in English

How to use the indefinite article in English

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The English indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' has two forms in English. Normally, the indefinite article is 'a'. Before a vowel however, the indefinite article is 'an'.

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a man
a bird
a window
a house
a family
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The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. To learn to use the indefinite article in English, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns book, chair and door (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are a book, a chair and a door (a book, a chair, a door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in English including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the English nouns book, chair and door, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in English).

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