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A / an – Learning basic English lesson

What will I learn from the basic English lesson using a / an?

During this English lesson using a / an you will learn how to use each and why both have the same meaning. This lesson, there are three exercises to complete to help you get a better understanding of what you have learnt during the lesson. The

What do a and an mean?

A and an have the same meaning and are both called articlesA an English lesson book of words

A is used in front of words that begin with consonants: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y and  z

Basic examples:-

 A banana, a cat, a dog, a fan, a grape.

“An” is used in front of words that begin with vowels a, e, i, o and u.

Basic examples:-

An ant, an elephant, an igloo, an office

How to use in a sentence and introducing non count nouns

What is a noun?

Nouns are used as the subject of every sentence.

NOUN + IS + NOUN

England is a country. (England = noun / country = noun)

London is a city. (London = noun / city = noun)

What does Singular mean?

Singular means one only, not two, three, four or more

England = a singular noun / London = a singular nounEnglish singular England is a country

Country = a singular noun / City is = a singular verb

A cat is an animal.

** Hint ** a frequently comes in front of singular nouns.

Learning how to use a and an correctly

Easy Pace Learning Exercise copy and write in your notebook / or paper.

Try and complete the sentences below using an ARTICLE, a or an. use number 1 as an example.

Remember vowels a, e, I, o and u = an

1. ___A ___Dog is an animal.

2. English is _______ language.

3. London is _______ city.

4. Thailand is _______ country.

5. Asia is _______ continent.

6. _______ dictionary is _______ book.

7. _______ house is_______ building.

8. _______ cat is _______ animal.

9. _______ beetle is _______ insect.

10. _______ wasp is_______ insect.

Easy Pace Learning Exercise copy and write in your notebook / or paper.

Try and complete the sentences below using an ARTICLE, a or an. use number 1 as an example. Animal, continent, insect, city, country, language

Table 1

Spanish is a language

A wasp is

Rome is a city.

North America is

A cat is an animal.

Rome is.

A horse is

A buffalo is

Thailand is

A fly is

Chinese is

Manchester is

Europe is

French is.

Paris is.

 

Easy Pace Learning Exercise copy and write in your notebook / or paper.

Complete the sentences below with your own words. Use number 1 as your example.  Try to make more than one sentence.

1 ­­Spanish is a language.

English is a language.

French is a language.

Thai is a language.

2 ­­_________ is a country.

3 ­­_________ is a city.

4 ­­_________ is a continent.

5 ­­_________ is an animal.

6 ­­_________ is an insect.

Plural nouns, count nouns and verbs

What does plural and count nouns mean?

Plural means more than +1, two, three, four or more.

Count nouns can also be counted. They also have plural form

Plural nouns end in -s.

Cows are animals. = plural

A cow is an animal = singular

Plural: cows / Singular = cow

** Hint ** A and an are used only with singular nouns.

Singular nouns, that ends with the letter –y, now end with ies.

Remove the letter -y and replace with -ies.*

Singular: - study

Plural: - studies (plural more than +1)

In (d): Canada is a singular noun. China is a singular noun. They are connected by and.

Together they are plural, i.e., "more than one."

 

English and Thai are languages.

Connecting 2 singular nouns with and to become plural.

English and Thai are both singular by connecting them with and they become plural. 

Cows and sheep are animals.

Cows = a plural noun

Are = a plural verb (plural more than +1)

Animals = a plural noun

Easy Pace Learning Exercise copy and write in your notebook / or paper.

Change the sentences below with from singular to become plural.

Examples: - a singular and plural sentences.                        

  1. A fly is an insect.                                Flies are insects. (fly – y flies)
  2. A Laptop is a machine.                       ­___________________
  3. A dictionary is a very useful book.        ___________________
  4. A buffalo is an animal.                        ___________________
  5. A Daisy is a flower.                             ___________________
  6. A cabbage is a type of vegetable.       ___________________
  7. A dog is a type of animal.                   ___________________

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