Definition: 'An'

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  • Length: 2 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: an

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Determiner
  • Articles, Demonstratives, Possessives, Quantifiers and Numbers can be used as Determiners
  • Determiners restrict a noun, by making it specific, indicating ownership or number, etc
  • Used before a singular countable noun
  • We don't use indefinite articles when a noun is behaving in an uncountable way
Usage Notes:
  • Indefinite Article- used with singular nouns
  • We use 'A' before a word beginning with a consonant sound
  • We use 'AN' before a word beginning with a vowel sound
  • We rarely use 'ONE' before a singular countable noun, unless we are counting

Related Glossary Definitions:

Ambitransitive Verbs;  Anadiplosis;  Anaphora;  Animate Nouns;  Antagonyms;  Antecedent;  Anti-Language;  Antimetabole;  Antonyms;  Archaic Language;  Artificial Language;  Assonance;  Autoantonym;  Back-Channelling;  Bottom-Up Language Learning;  Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL);  Cockney Rhyming Slang;  Coleman-Liau Index;  Concordancers;  Consonants;  Contranyms;  Dangling Modifiers;  Discourse Analysis;  Ditransitive Verbs;  Epanadiplosis;  Epanalepsis;  Abandoned match;  Anticipation;  Assistant referee;  Away fans;  Bafana Bafana;  Banner;  Big man;  Bosman ruling;  Bosman (transfer);  Captainís armband;  Chairman;  Change ends;  Changes at half time;  Changing rooms;  Chant;  Clean sheet;  Clean sweep;  Clean tackle;  Clearance;  Dangerous in the air;  Dangerous position;  Deliberate hand ball;  Fan;  Fanatic;  Fanzine;  Flank;  Free transfer;  Game in hand;  Gamesmanship;  Giant killers;  Goal hanger;  Hand ball;  Hand of God;  Handling outside the area;  Home advantage;  Home fans;  Hooligan;  Linesman;  Loan;  Man on;  Man short (a) ;  Man to man marking;  Manager;  Midfield anchor;  Out and out striker;  Post-match analysis;  Rankings;  Severance package;  Showmanship;  Sportsmanlike;  Stand;  Starting appearance;  Swan song;  Switch flanks;  Target man;  Transfer fee;  Transfer window;  Transfer;  Unintentional hand ball;  Unsportsmanlike behaviour;  Veteran;  Wanted list;  Wearing the armband;  Wrong flank;  Inanimate Nouns;  Inductive Antonomasia;  Intransitive Verbs;  Loan Words;  Minority Language;  Portmanteau Word;  Quantifiers;  Redundancy;  Scanning;  Semantics;  Slang;  Standard English;  Stanza;  Substantive;  Top-Down Language Learning;  Transition;  Transitive Verb;  Utterance

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