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indefinite article
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.:2.1:. USE OF THE INDEFINITE ARTICLE

'An' is used before words beginning with a vowel sound.
e.g.: an orange, an apple, an egg, an umbrella, an icecream etc.

Note: Some words like hour, honest, honour, heir begin with a vowel sound, as the initial consonant 'h' is not
pronounced.
e.g.: an hour, an honour, an heir, an honest fellow.

Before a word beginning with a consonant 'a' is used.
e.g.: a boy, a girl, a flower, a chair, a doll.
*Some words like university, union, European, ewe begin with 'a' because
they begin with a consonant sound, yu.
We say,
a one-rupee note, a one-eyed man bcoz one begins with the consonant sound
of w.
*Before words beginning with 'h' and not accented on the first syllable, 'an' is often used.
e.g.: an historical novel, an hotel etc.
e.g.: an historical novel, an hotel etc.


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