EFL Beginners | Indefinite Articles | Memory check
When do we use a/an?
Do you remember when to use indefinite articles a/an? Just in case you forgot, read this short description of Tonya and match the sentences in italics with a/an with the rules listed below:
Tonya is a tall person (A) and she has red, curly hair. She is a vet (B). She loves animals and that is why she doesn’t eat meat. She has a dog (C). Her dog name is Pom Pom. Pom Pom is a German shepherd (D) .
Tonya takes care of her health by walking four times a week (E). She really enjoys these long walks in the park with her dog. Apart from taking walks, she also uses her bicycle to go to work. She has a car (F), however she prefers to cycle for health and economical reasons.
The rules for using a/an are:
- When describing somebody
- When mentioning something for the first time
- When a listener doesn’t know the details of what we are talking about
- Before phrases of time/measurement
- Before a job
- When describing a single representative of a bigger group