Understanding Articles:

1. Pearl is obtained from ____ oyster. (a/an/X)

2. ___ baby should not be left alone in ___ room. (a/an/X)

Please give reason why we choose that article.

1. Pearl is obtained from an oyster. (a/an/X)

2. A baby should not be left alone in a room. (a/an/X)

Words strating with a vowel sound (sound of 'a, e, i, o, u) get 'an' before them.

Words starting with cpnsonant sounds get 'a' before them.

Both, 'a' and 'an' imply a singular object.

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  1. pearl is obtained from an oyster.

2. a baby should not be left alone in a room

in the first letter the word sounds like vowels ( a,e,i,o,u) and so we put an

in the second letter the word sounds like a consonants

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and so we put a baby....

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