“A” and “An” in English means “um” or “uma” in Portuguese. They are used before singular countable nouns, but there are some rules to use these words correctly.
- “A” is used before nouns that begin with a consonant sound:
Anna is a teacher.
My uncle is a doctor.
There is a hospital nearby.
- “A” is used before a vowel that has a consonant sound:
USP is a university.
- “An” is used before nouns that begin with a vowel sound:
Paul is an engineer.
My cousin is an actor.
- “An” is used before an “H” that is silent:
In an hour, I´m back.
Complete the sentences with “a” or “an”
1. I have _____ friend that lives in NY.
2. I ate _____ orange.
3. John wants to have ______ dog.
4. I saw ______ old man screaming on the street. That was so weird.
5. Most people exercise only one time _____ week.
6. I want _____ glass of wine please.
7. I´m writing ____ essay to my English course.
8. I wore _____ evening dress to go to the party last night.
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