A, An, & The in English

A, An, & The in English Espresso English

I’m going to eat an apple.

A, An, & The in English Espresso English

I’m going to eat the red apple.

a / an general
(one of many)
I want to buy car.
He’s eating an apple.
Do you have a bike?
She is an old woman.
I’m reading a book.
the specific Tokyo is the capital of Japan.
The new Chinese restaurant is very good.
We like the blue car.
The girl in the red dress is beautiful.
I’m reading the new book by J.K. Rowling.

Use “an” if the word starts with the sound of a, e, i, o, u:

  • an apple
  • an egg
  • an ice cream shop
  • an open door
  • an umbrella

Use “a” if the word starts the sound of any other letter.

Do not use “the” with countries or cities:

  • I live in the China.
  • I live in China.

Do not use “the” with things in general:

  • She likes the pizza.
  • She likes pizza. (pizza in general)
  • She likes the pizza from Tony’s Restaurant.
    (the specific pizza from this restaurant)


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Martha hates _____ vegetables.
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My new office has ______ window.
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Jim plays _____ basketball after school.
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We've been to _____ France three times.
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Leonardo is ______ actor.
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