Indefinite Article with Numbers
Indefinite Article with Numbers
Rule #1.7: the indefinite article a precedes numbers with a consonant sound
They found a 2dollar bill.
I have a 12year old son.
Rule #1.8: the indefinite article an precedes numbers with a vowel sound
She got an 18 out of 20 on her quiz.
I saw an 80year old man feeding pigeons.
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Exercise 17: Read the numbers aloud. Write a before the numbers that begin with a consonant sound, and an before the numbers that begin with a vowel sound.
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Question 1 of 31
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a 1 (1.7)
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a 1 (1.7)

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a 2 (1.7)
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a 2 (1.7)

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a 3 (1.7)

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a 4 (1.7)
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a 4 (1.7)

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a 5 (1.7)
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a 5 (1.7)

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a 6 (1.7)
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a 6 (1.7)

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a 7 (1.7)
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a 7 (1.7)

Question 8 of 31
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an 8 (1.8)
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an 8 (1.8)

Question 9 of 31
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a 9 (1.7)
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a 9 (1.7)

Question 10 of 31
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a 10 (1.7)
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a 10 (1.7)

Question 11 of 31
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an 11 (1.8)
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an 11 (1.8)

Question 12 of 31
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a 12 (1.7)
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a 12 (1.7)

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a 13 (1.7)
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a 13 (1.7)

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a 14 (1.7)
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a 14 (1.7)

Question 15 of 31
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a 15 (1.7)
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a 15 (1.7)

Question 16 of 31
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a 16 (1.7)
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a 16 (1.7)

Question 17 of 31
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a 17 (1.7)
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a 17 (1.7)

Question 18 of 31
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an 18 (1.8)
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an 18 (1.8)

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a 19 (1.7)
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a 19 (1.7)

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a 20 (1.7)
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a 20 (1.7)

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a 30 (1.7)
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a 30 (1.7)

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a 40 (1.7)
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a 40 (1.7)

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a 50 (1.7)
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a 50 (1.7)

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1 points___ 60
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a 60 (1.7)
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a 60 (1.7)

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a 70 (1.7)
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a 70 (1.7)

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an 80 (1.8)
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an 80 (1.8)

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a 90 (1.7)
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a 90 (1.7)

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a 100 (1.7)
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a 100 (1.7)

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a 200 (1.7)
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a 200 (1.7)

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a 1000 (1.7)
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a 1000 (1.7)

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1 points___ 2000
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a 2000 (1.7)
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a 2000 (1.7)
The indefinite article and the number one
Rule #1.9: Do not use the indefinite article a or an with the number one
Correct: I have an essay to do.
Correct: I have one essay to do.
Incorrect: I have one an essay to do.
Incorrect: I have an one essay to do.
Use the indefinite article a or an when you mean one of something, but you are not drawing attention to the actual number. The number is not important.
Let’s go to a restaurant!
I had a strange dream last night.
Would you like a sandwich?
I have a book in my bag.
Use one when you wish to draw attention to the number,when the number is important.
My father has only one tooth.
How many spoons of sugar would you like; one or two? One spoon, please.
My doctor told me to take one pill a day.
I have only one friend.
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Exercise 18: Correct or incorrect?
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Question 1 of 8
1. Question
1 pointsJuly 1st is one a U.S. holiday.
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July 1st a U.S. holiday./July 1st one U.S. holiday (Rule 1.9)
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July 1st a U.S. holiday./July 1st one U.S. holiday (Rule 1.9)

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1 pointsDid you find one a dollar?
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Did you find a dollar?
Did you find one dollar? (Rule 1.9)
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Did you find a dollar?
Did you find one dollar? (Rule 1.9)

Question 3 of 8
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1 pointsShe wrote a beautiful song.
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She wrote a beautiful song.
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She wrote a beautiful song.

Question 4 of 8
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1 pointsJohn broke one dish.
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John broke one dish. (Rule 1.9)
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John broke one dish. (Rule 1.9)

Question 5 of 8
5. Question
1 pointsThe athlete won a one race.
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The athlete won a race.
The athlete won one race. (Rule 1.9)
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The athlete won a race.
The athlete won one race. (Rule 1.9)

Question 6 of 8
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1 pointsI found one great restaurant.
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I found one great restaurant. (Rule 1.9)
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I found one great restaurant. (Rule 1.9)

Question 7 of 8
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1 pointsThe patient made one an appointment for Friday.
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The patient made an appointment for Friday.
The patient made one appointment for Friday. (Rule 1.9)
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The patient made an appointment for Friday.
The patient made one appointment for Friday. (Rule 1.9)

Question 8 of 8
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1 pointsA one tiger escaped from the zoo yesterday.
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One tiger escaped from the zoo yesterday.
A tiger escaped from the zoo yesterday. (Rule 1.9)
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One tiger escaped from the zoo yesterday.
A tiger escaped from the zoo yesterday. (Rule 1.9)
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Exercise 19: a, an, or one? Fill in the blanks.
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Question 1 of 6
1. Question
1 pointsHe wasn’t very hungry. He ate only ___ hamburger.
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He wasn’t very hungry. He ate only one hamburger. (emphasis on number)
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He wasn’t very hungry. He ate only one hamburger. (emphasis on number)

Question 2 of 6
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1 pointsI don’t have ___ computer.
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I don’t have a computer. (emphasis on computer)
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I don’t have a computer. (emphasis on computer)

Question 3 of 6
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1 pointsYou need just ___ TV in your house.
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You need just one TV in your house. (emphasis on number)
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You need just one TV in your house. (emphasis on number)

Question 4 of 6
4. Question
1 pointsThe town has only ___ sheriff.
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The town has only one sheriff. (emphasis on number)
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The town has only one sheriff. (emphasis on number)

Question 5 of 6
5. Question
1 pointsPlease tell me ___ story.
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Please tell me a story. (emphasis on story)
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Please tell me a story. (emphasis on story)

Question 6 of 6
6. Question
1 pointsThe house has 10 bedrooms, but only ___ bathroom.
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The house has 10 bedrooms, but only one bathroom. (emphasis on number)
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The house has 10 bedrooms, but only one bathroom. (emphasis on number)