Definition: A

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  • Length: 1 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Lexical Information:

  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • 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 letter from the English alphabet
  • 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