Grammar - Articles - a, an, or the

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Grammar - Articles - a, an, or the

  1. 1. oxford practice grammar articles (1): a , an , or the #49
  2. 2. first, let’s compare a and an oxford grammar practice #49
  3. 3. we use a before words which begin with consonants (b,c,d,f…) oxford grammar practice #49
  4. 4. a doctor a big car a girl oxford grammar practice #49
  5. 5. we also use a before u when it sounds like the word ‘you’ and before eu oxford grammar practice #49
  6. 6. sounds like ‘ you ’ starts with u = university a university oxford grammar practice #49
  7. 7. sounds like ‘ you ’ starts with = eu a Eu ropean city oxford grammar practice #49
  8. 8. we use an before words which begin with vowels (a,e,i,o,u) oxford grammar practice #49
  9. 9. an apple an interesting film oxford grammar practice #49
  10. 10. we also use an before words that begin with a silent h oxford grammar practice #49
  11. 11. silent ‘h’ = hour an hour oxford grammar practice #49
  12. 12. hard ‘h’ = house a house oxford grammar practice #49
  13. 13. next, let’s compare a / an and the oxford grammar practice #49
  14. 14. Mary: I bought a CD player and a TV yesterday . Joe: Was the CD player expensive? oxford grammar practice #49
  15. 15. we usually use a / an with a noun to talk about a person or thing for the first time oxford grammar practice #49
  16. 16. a CD player oxford grammar practice #49
  17. 17. we usually use the when we talk about the person or thing again oxford grammar practice #49
  18. 18. the CD player = the one that Mary bought oxford grammar practice #49
  19. 19. however, there are some special uses of a / an and the oxford grammar practice #49
  20. 20. we use a / an with prices, frequency and speeds oxford grammar practice #49
  21. 21. prices It costs £2 a litre oxford grammar practice #49
  22. 22. frequency I drink about three cups of coffee a day oxford grammar practice #49
  23. 23. speeds You’re driving at ninety miles an hour oxford grammar practice #49
  24. 24. we use a / an before hundred, thousand, and million oxford grammar practice #49
  25. 25. a hundred people a thousand days oxford grammar practice #49
  26. 26. we use a / an for talking about jobs oxford grammar practice #49
  27. 27. I’m a bank manager oxford grammar practice #49
  28. 28. we use the when there is only one of something oxford grammar practice #49
  29. 29. May I turn on the TV? oxford grammar practice #49
  30. 30. Where’s Mary? She’s in the kitchen. oxford grammar practice #49
  31. 31. we use the with musical instruments oxford grammar practice #49
  32. 32. I play the guitar. Jane plays the violin. oxford grammar practice #49
  33. 33. works cited Coe, Norman, Mark Harrison, and Ken Paterson . Oxford Practice Grammar Basic with Answers . Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2006.

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