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The Articles A, An and The: the Alphabet and Numbers

Use “a” or “an” for letters of the alphabet, as in “I got an A on the test.” Be sure to choose “an” if the letter begins with a vowel sound. You can do the same for numbers. “I got a 98 on the test.”


            an A   a B      a C      a D      an E   an F    a G     

            an H   an I     a J       a K      an L


            an M  an N   an O   a P     

            a Q      an R   an S    a T      a U      a V     

            a W    an X    a Y      a Z

For pronunciation, say "uh" for "a" to sound casual or natural. For "an," use either a to n or "un."

For numbers, most are “a.” Say “an” for numbers that start with 8 and also with 11.


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