How many indefinite articles are there in English?

1 Answer
Sep 27, 2016

Answer:

See explanation.

Explanation:

There are two indefinite articles in English.

A is used when the following word starts with a consonant.

An is used when the following word starts with a vowel.

Note:

When deciding whether a or an is used you analyze pronounciation.

That is why noun hour should be preceeded with an. Although in writing the word starts with a consonant "h", in speech this consonant is silent and the word starts with a vowel.