The indefinite article a / an is used only in the singular.

Examples 

Hi is a nice boy.

Do you have a pen?

It’s a nice car, isn’t it?

Are you looking for a fork?

Can I get please, a cup of coffee.

The Indefinite Article

The Indefinite Article

 

 

The indefinite article is used before common nouns to indicate whole class.

Examples 

A cow give us milk.

A dog is a faithful animal.

A bird has two wings.

 

Also you can use the indefinite article before hundred, thousand, milion, dozen instead of one.

Examples 

A million and a half.  = same as => One million and a half.

It’s about a thousand dollars.

A dozen eggs, please.

 

Before names of nationality to indicate one person, we also use the indefinite article.

Examples 

An Australian.

A Chinese.

A Columbian.

An Italian.

A Vietnamese.

 

 

In the following phrases we also use the indefinite article

Examples:

One at a time.

In a short time.

For a change.

All of a sudden.

To be in a hurry.

 

 

Omission of the indefinite article

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Indefinite Article

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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