A or AN are called indefinite articles because they usually leave an indefinite impression of the person or thing spoken of.

Eg:-A doctor;that is any doctor.

Using A or AN

1.We use A or An with singular nouns only.

Eg:A girl,an orange

. We use a with singular nouns which begin with consonant sounds.

3. We use an with singular nouns which begin with vowel sounds.

4.We also use a before adjectives with consonant sounds and an before adjectives with vowel sounds.

Eg:  An honest shopkeeper.

A wonderful artist.

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