When do you use ‘a’ in a sentence and when do you use ‘an’ instead?
Is it A or AN?
Getting the indefinite article right can be tricky. You use ‘a’ in a sentence when the next word that follows begins with consonent, and you use ‘an’ when the next word start with a vowel. This is a simple rule that many people take for granted but these resources will teach the rule in a visual way, providing context.
There are 5 worksheets in this series to help explore when to us ‘a’ versus ‘an’ in a sentence.
- Worksheet 1 provides visual cues to help guide the student towards the correct answer. 16 sentences are presented with the indefinite article missing. The first letter of the next word is highlighted.
- Worksheet 2 is similar to worksheet 1.
- Worksheet 3 presents another 16 sentences each with 2 indefinite article words missing. The student must complete the sentences with the correct indefinite article in both places.
- Worksheet 4 presents 8 sentences each with 2 indefinite article words present and highlighted. Following each is a pair of words, one of which the student must select as the correct word to follow the ‘a’ or ‘an’.
- Worksheet 5 is a combination of the exercises in worksheets 3 & 4.
Level 1: Drag the ‘A’ or ‘An’ into place to make the sentence correct. Includes visual guides to help select the correct response
Level 2: Same as level 1 but with no visual guides to assist
Level 3: Click on the correct words to make the sentence correct.
Level 4: Type in either ‘a’ or ‘an’, and on some cards also select the correct word, to make the sentence correct.