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Use of the form ‘a’ and ‘an’


In English, there are two indefinite articles: ‘a’ and ‘an’. We use ‘a’ before words that start with a consonant sound for example: a window, a bed, a uniform, etc. Then, we use ‘an’ with words that begin with a vowel sound for example: an owl, an ogre, an hour, etc.


Consonants are letters (or sounds) that are not vowels (a, e, i, o, u). For example j, d and z are all consonants.

Carefully read through the lesson presentation information before starting today’s activity.


Activity – Consonants and vowels

You must insert either ‘a’ or ‘an’ in each space so that the sentences make sense!

Write the sentences in your books.