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  1. An (or a) is used when the following word could be any of a certain type. <> Abu guda ɗaya (kamar "an egg").
    I just ate an apple.
    It is indeed an honor to have met you today.

Usage notes

  • An is only used if the following word starts with a vowel (e.g., an orange pen not a orange pen).
  • (UK) Used before a word that begins with a pronounced h sound (e.g., an historic day).
  • If the following word starts with a consonant then we use a instead.
  • An is called the indefinite article.

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