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A, An, Some, Any

A brief explanation on this grammar topic.
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Sebastián Lopera Higuita

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of A, An, Some, Any

Finally Dialog A, An, Some and Any We don't have sugar at home. I need sugar Introduction Do you make a grocery list? Lesson Count nouns Let's make a grocery list. I need a carton of eggs I want a bottle of juice, and a banana, and two apples. OK. We need some coffee, some soda... Oh and some eggs. I'm hungry! Do you have some time now? lets go to the grocery store. Luisa and Mario don't have food at home. They are at the restaurant. They talk about what they need. Can be counted Examples: He wants one Orange
She needs two apples
Let's make a grocery list SINGULAR AND PLURAL FROMS Singular forms + s/es Plural forms banana bananas apple apples orange oranges potato potatoes sandwich sandwiches USE WITH NUMBERS shows specific amounts number + noun There is one egg in the refrigerator Does he want one or two bottles of water? They buy six carrots at the supermarket USE WITH A/AN shows a general single amount noun beginning
a + consonant sound nounbeginning
an + vowel sound a cucumber
a banana
a grocery list an apple
an orange
an egg USE WITH SOME shows a general plural amount some + plural form some eggs Some apples USE WITH MEASUREMENT WORDS measurement
word count a carton of eggs
a bottle of water + of + NONCOUNT NOUNS are not counted He wants coffee She needs bread NO SINGULAR OR PLURAL FORM one many bread
coffee
juice
sugar Do you have some time? bread
coffee
juice
sugar USE WITH SOME shows a general amount some coffee some bread USE WITH MEASUREMENT WORD measurement word noncount noun a glass of juice
a bottle of soda
three cups of coffee some soda some + noncount noun shows specific amount + of + NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH NO DISTINCT SEPARATE PARTS milk coffee bread
water air soup NONCOUNT NOUNS THAT ARE CLASSES OF THINGS food money clothes
fruit mail candy NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH NO DISTINCT SEPARATE PARTS NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH NO DISTINCT SEPARATE PARTS NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH NO DISTINCT SEPARATE PARTS NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH PARTS TOO SMALL TO COUNT salt rice corn sand
snow hair grass sugar NONCOUNT NOUNS THAT ARE IDEAS information health time
friendship love music milk coffee bread
water air soup NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH PARTS TOO SMALL TO COUNT salt rice corn sand
snow hair grass sugar NONCOUNT NOUNS WITH NO SEPARATE PARTS NONCOUNT NOUNS THAT ARE CLASSES OF THINGS food money clothes
fruit mail candy NONCOUNT NOUNS THAT ARE IDEAS information health time
friendship love music
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