|He’s got a camera.||She’s waiting for a taxi||It’s a beautiful day|
a… = one thing or person:
- Alice works in a bank.
- Can I ask a question?
- I haven’t got a car.
- There’s a woman at the bus stop.
an (not ‘a’) before a/e/i/o/u:
- Do you want an apple or a banana?
- I’m going to buy a hat and an umbrella.
- There was an interesting programme on TV last night.
We use a/an… when we say what a thing or a person is. For example:
- The sun is a star.
- Football is a game.
- Dallas is a city in Texas.
- A mouse is an animal. It’s a small animal.
- Joe is a very nice person.
We use a/an… for jobs etc.:
- A: What’s your job?
B: I’m a dentist. (not “I’m dentist.”)
- “What does Mark do?” “He’s an enginneer“.
- Would you like to be a teacher?
- Beethoven was a composer.
- Picasso was a famous painter.
- Are you a student?