Articles like 'a' and 'an' are only used with Singulars

They are not used with plurals



  1. This is a tree
    (It is one tree so we use "a")

  2. These are trees
    (There are more than one trees, so we do not use "a")


He is ... thief.

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They ... thieves

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She is ... honest girl

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They ... honest girls

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