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  • Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

  • In this lesson, we will learn how to use the articleanin your conversations.

  • Anis an indefinite article. It is used to talk about countable nouns.

  • Anis not used to talk about plurals or non-countable nouns. We useanbefore vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and before vowel sounds.

  • Can I have an apple?

  • Hereappleis a noun beginning with a vowel sound.

  • Bruce Springsteen is an American musician.

  • An indefinite article is used because he is part of a group of American musicians.

  • My father in an architect.

  • Sincearchitectbegins with a vowel sound, we use the articlean.’

  • I live in a United States.

  • This sentence is incorrect.

  • We do not use indefinite articles with countries, states, or provinces, lakes, or mountains because they are unique.

  • I live in the United States.

  • This is the correct sentence.

  • Cassie is an interpreter.

  • In this example, Cassie belongs to a group of interpreters. We useanbecauseinterpreterbegins with a vowel sound.

  • Sam is an honest person.

  • Here the adjective describing the noun begins with the consonant ‘h’.

  • However, we use the articleanbecause the ‘h’ is silent, and we pronounce the vowel sound /ɒ/.

  • What did you have for breakfast today?

  • I just ate an apple.

  • Just an apple? Are you on a diet?

  • No, I’m not. I just wasn’t very hungry.

  • All right. In that case, you might feel hungry at least an hour before the lunch break.

  • Hey. I’ve heard your dad is an architect. Is that right?

  • Yes, he is an architect. Why do you ask?

  • I’m planning to study Architecture. My parents advised me to meet an architect for some information about how it is to be one.

  • Oh really? Well, it is an amazing profession. You must meet my dad to get a better idea.

  • Can I meet him next Sunday?

  • I’m not sure. He has a very busy schedule.

  • Sure. Just let me know whenever he is free and willing to talk.

  • Can I have an apple?

  • Cassie is an interpreter.

  • Sam is an honest person.

  • My father in an architect.

  • Well, it is an amazing profession.

  • Bruce Springsteen is an American musician.

  • In that case, you might feel hungry at least an hour before the lunch break.

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英語の記事 - 'An'を使う。英文法のレッスン。 (English Articles - Using 'An'. English Grammar lesson.)

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