Indefinite Articles—a, an
an—used before singular count nouns beginning with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or vowel sound:
a—used before singular count nouns beginning with consonants (other than a, e, i, o, u):
Can be used before singular and plural, count and non-count nouns
Used before number collectives and some numbers:
Used before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier:
Used with nouns to form adverbial phrases of quantity, amount, or degree:
Used to indicate a noun that is unique:
Used to designate a natural phenomenon:
Used to refer to a time period:
Used to indicate all the members of a family:
Q. Choose the correct article in each sentence.
(i) Did you bring ____ (a, an, the) umbrella?
(ii) Are you looking for ____ (a, an, the) shampoo?
(iii) I checked ____ (a, an, the) mailbox again.
(iv) Can I have ____ (a, an, the) spoon please?
(v) I was born into ____ (a, an, the) poor family.
(vi) She will come back in ____ (a, an, the) hour.
(vii) Have you been to ____ (a, an, the) Space Needle Tower in Seattle?
(viii) I would love to talk to one of ____ (a, an, the) managers.
(ix) What ____ (a, an, the) amazing view!
(x) The helicopter landed on ____ (a, an, the) roof of a building.