- a is part of the Basic English 850.
- (letter name)
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Before vowel sounds
- A is used when the following word could be any of a certain type.
- Compare "A book I saw on the shelf" and "The book I gave you yesterday".
- If the following word starts with a vowel sound, then we use an instead.
- It is called the indefinite article.
- It is not used in the plural: a book → books but not
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