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The Indefinite Article: A or AN
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SOME - ANY - A / AN - MUCH - MANY (REVIEW)
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WHAT IS THERE IN THE FRIDGE? FOOD+THERE IS/THERE ARE+QUANTIFIERS (SOME-ANY-A/AN-MUCH- MANY)+QUANTITIES (KEY+B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
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Definite, Indefinite and Zero Article
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Articles: A or An
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"SOME - ANY- A - AN / HOW MUCH...? - HOW MANY...?"
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 THE ARTICLE:A/AN  (Intermediate)  

BASIC  RULES
an + word starting with a,e,i,o,u     an ant, an elephant, an iceberg, an orange, an unusual behaviour.
a+word starting with a consonant : desk, a school, a house
SPECIAL DIFFICULTIES
A+ WORD STARTING WITH  A  U   WHEN  IT SOUNDS /jU /:universe,uniform
A +WORD STARTING WITH  AN O  WHEN IT SOUNDS /WA/:one-way,one-eyed.
A+WORDS STARTING WITH AN  EU   WHEN  IT SOUNDS /jU/:Europe.
AN+ WORDS STARTING WITH  A VOICELESS H:honest ,hour,heir,habitude,honour.
The pronunciation of hotel can  be  an /o´tel/(accent on the second syllable)  where the sound of the h is softer and the article AN is used or a /´hotel/(accent on the firs syllable)where the sound of the h is stronger and it is considered a proper consonant so you should use A
We  also say " an historical novel"(due to the accent of the word which is on the second syllable)
 
WRITE A OR AN IN THE BOXES
  1. We sawowl in that tree.
  2. I ate   apple and  orange.
  3. I would like  one-way ticket to London,please.
  4. agent phoned me yesterday.
  5.  university has offered him a job.
  6. He ordered  hamburger and some salad.
  7. I bought American car.
  8. She is  actress and his father wasactor too
  9. This is Peter. He is electrician
  10. He is honest lawyer.
  11. He is carrying blue suitcase.
  12. There is abbey near the river.
  13. This is the mummy of  Egyptian pharaoh
  14. I´ll see you inhour.
  15. This is   historical moment.
  16.  hyena escaped from the zoo yesterday
  17. Do you have to wear uniform?
  18.  umbrella is something you use when it rains .
  19. There is  desk in the room.
  20. They have built house.
  21.  This is unusual situation.
  22. Poland is  European country
  23. It is  honour to have you here.
  24. It isn´t  expensive hotel.
  25. We did  one-day course,it wasn´t very useful
  26. begosantao