Often when speaking, students may forget to use an article (a, an ) before a noun. Even though they are tiny, we notice when these words are missing or not used correctly.
Let’s go over the rules for their use.
1. Use a when a singular, indefinite count noun is used and the noun starts with a consonant sound
- Do you have a pen?
2. Use an when when a singular, indefinite count noun is used and the noun starts with a vowel sound.
- Do you have an eraser?
3. Don’t use a or an with plural nouns or noncount nouns.
- I have pens and erasers.
- I have ink too.
This video can help you remember what to use.