Articles Part 3

Articles about general usage of articles


  • We use a/an (not one) to talk about
    • A particular but unispecified person, thing or event: You never see a police officer in this part of town, do you?
    • In number and quantity expressions: three times a year, 50 cents a (=each) litre (we can say '50 cents for one litre')
    • Rather than one in the pattern a…of… with passives: a friend of Bill's


  • Write a/an or one in the spaces
  1. I usually go to the gym four times __ week.
  2. There's __ pen on the floor. Is it yours?
  3. Are you hungry? Would you like __ piece of cake?


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