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Indefinite Articles: A and An

Indefinite Articles: A and An

❌ I hope you all have a enjoyable stay.

✔️I hope you all have an enjoyable stay.

Always use an (NOT a) before a word beginning with a vowel sound: 'an egg','an envelope'.


❌My husband is doing a MSc in civil engineering. 

✔️My husband is doing an MSc in civil engineering.

Use an (NOT a) before an abbreviation that begins with a vowel sound: 'an MSc' , 'an MP'.


❌Sometimes it is difficult to live a honest life. 

✔️Sometimes it is difficult to live an honest life.

Use an (NOT a) before words beginning with h when the h is not pronounced: 'an honour' , 'an hour' .


❌The child had been a deaf since birth. 

✔️The child had been deaf since birth.

❌One of the girls I share with is a British.

✔️One of the girls I share with is British.

Do not use a/an before an adjective (e.g. 'deaf', 'British') unless the adjective is followed by a noun: 'Her husband is disabled.'


Compare: The footbridge cannot be used by the disabled.' (= all people who are disabled)

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