What is the difference between using a and an?
As far as the difference between the two, the only difference is that “a” is used before words that start with a consonant sound and “an” is used before words that start with a vowel sound. So we would say “a cat” but “an eagle.”
WHEN TO USE A or an?
Use “a” before words that start with a consonant sound and “an” before words that start with a vowel sound. Other letters can also be pronounced either way. Just remember it is the sound that governs whether you use “a” or “an,” not the actual first letter of the word.
How do you use a and an in a sentence?
The same rule still applies. “A” is used before words starting in consonant sounds and “an” is used before words starting with vowel sounds. It doesn’t matter if the word is an adjective, a noun, an adverb, or anything else; the rule is exactly the same.
WHEN TO SAY AN or A?
The way we say the word will determine whether or not we use a or an. If the word begins with a vowel sound, you must use an. If it begins with a consonant sound, you must use a. The consonant giving us the most trouble is probably h.