Words are of 2 types

  1. Vowels
  2. Consonants


Vowels are words which start with a, e, i, o, u



We use "an" with these

  • an apple
  • an elephant
  • an intelligent man
  • an umbrella
  • an orange




All other words are called consonants



(All these do not start with a,e,i,o,u

We normally use "a" with these

  1. a boy
  2. a cat
  3. a dog
  4. a snake


However for some words we use "an" like


  1. an honest man
  2. an hour
  3. an honor





He is .... man

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He is ... intelligent man

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He is ... man who stole my phone

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More Questions

I will be back in half..... hour

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...... old lady was carrying ... umbrella

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....... umbrella was of blue color

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He is ......honest man

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I want...... IPhone

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I want...... cellphone

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