diffrence betwwen a/an and one?

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Hello

I always confuse the difference between a/an and one, Where we use a/ and and one?


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Use 'one' where the number is important or unexpected.
 

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Also an is used before a noun or adjective describing a noun, starting with a vowel ie an apple, an agreement, an edible fruit, an iron, an irrestable dress,
an orange, an umbrella, an open umbrella, A E I O U
 

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Yes, but it's before a vowel sound, so we say 'an umbrella' but 'a university, 'an egg' and 'a European'. We can also take 'an MA'. ;-)
 
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