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A or an?

  1. 2. A or An? Sandra Algarín de León COMU- 2019 Prof. Enoc Díaz Santana
  2. 3. A or An? <ul><li>Are indefinite forms of the grammatical article in the English language and can also represent the number one . </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Sometimes is called a noun marker or determiner . </li></ul>
  4. 5. Discrimination between: a and an in
  5. 6. A or An? &quot;A&quot; goes before all words that begin with consonants. For example: a cat
  6. 7. A or An? or: a dog
  7. 8. A or An? or: a rose
  8. 9. A or An? <ul><li>With one exception: </li></ul><ul><li>Use an before unsounded h . </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>an honorable peace </li></ul>
  9. 10. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>an honest error </li></ul>
  10. 11. A or An? <ul><li>&quot;An&quot; goes before all words that </li></ul><ul><li>begin with vowels: </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>an apricot </li></ul>
  11. 12. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>an egg </li></ul>
  12. 13. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>an idea </li></ul>
  13. 14. A or An? <ul><li>With two exceptions: </li></ul><ul><li>When u makes the same sound as the y in you , or o makes the same sound as w in won , then a is used. </li></ul>
  14. 15. A or An? <ul><li>Here are some examples: </li></ul><ul><li>a union </li></ul>
  15. 16. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>a uniform </li></ul>
  16. 17. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>a unicorn </li></ul>
  17. 18. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>a used napkin </li></ul>
  18. 19. A or An? <ul><li>or: </li></ul><ul><li>a U.S. ship </li></ul>
  19. 20. A or An? <ul><li>Representing the number one : </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to serving as an article, a and an are also used as synonyms for the number one, as in &quot; make a wish &quot;, &quot; a hundred &quot;. </li></ul>
  20. 21. A or An? <ul><li>A and an are also used </li></ul><ul><li>to express a proportional relationship, such as: &quot;a dollar a day&quot; or &quot;$150 an ounce&quot; or &quot;A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play&quot;. </li></ul>
  21. 22. A or An? <ul><li>Notes: The choice of article is actually based upon the phonetic (sound) quality of the first letter in a word, not on the orthographic (written) representation of the letter. </li></ul>
  22. 23. A or An? <ul><li>If the first letter makes a vowel-type sound, you use &quot; an &quot;; if the first letter would makes a consonant-type sound, you use &quot; a .&quot; </li></ul>
  23. 24. A or An? <ul><li>Now, with all these rules in mind let’s make and discuss a practice exercise. </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD LUCK! </li></ul>
  24. 25. In the following phrases, supply either a or an : <ul><li>1. ____ bingo game </li></ul><ul><li>2. ____ idiot </li></ul><ul><li>3. ____ good job </li></ul><ul><li>4. ____ rotten plum </li></ul><ul><li>5. ____ used fork </li></ul><ul><li>6. ____ uncle </li></ul><ul><li>7. ____ historian </li></ul><ul><li>8. ____ apple </li></ul><ul><li>9. ____ hair </li></ul><ul><li>10. ____ artichoke </li></ul><ul><li>11. ____ horrible movie </li></ul><ul><li>12. ____ opera </li></ul><ul><li>13. ____ fine opera </li></ul><ul><li>14. ____ television </li></ul><ul><li>15. ____ earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>16. ____ icicle </li></ul><ul><li>17. ____ plant </li></ul><ul><li>18. ____ eggplant </li></ul>
  25. 26. A or An? <ul><li>For more info about this grammar rules and more visit: </li></ul><ul><li>www.purdueuniversityonlinewritinglab.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul>