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In English language there are two (not three) articles viz. the definite article the and the indefinite article a or an.
Uses of the indefinite article a and an
The form 'a', is used with words beginning with consonant sound. For instance,
a ball, a cat
The form 'an' is used for words beginning with vowel sound. For instance,
an elephant, an umbrella
However there are some exceptions
We always say,
a one-eyed man
an honest man
an honorable man
We use 'a' or 'an' when we wish to refer to anything or not anything particular. On the other hand we use 'the' before a thing or a person when our listeners know what or who we are talking about or because the thing or person has already been mentioned. Consider for instance the sentences—
I met a boy yesterday. The (and not a ) boy I met yesterday is a budding genius.
Now below is an exercise wherein you'll have to decide which of the two indefinite articles ( a or an) is to be used. I f you feel that no article is necessary simply opt for ( - ).
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