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-an /ən/ (also -ean, -ian) suffix
a /ə; strong eɪ/ (also an) indefinite article, determiner
an /ən; strong æn/ indefinite article, determiner
an- /ən, æn/ prefix


یک ، حرف a در جلو حروف صدادار و جلو حرف H بصورت an استعمال میشود
کامپیوتر: حوزه اینترنتی جزایر آنتیلس هلند

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

-an /ən/ (also -ean, -ian) suffix
[Language: Old French; Origin: -en, from Latin -anus]

1. [in adjectives and nouns] someone or something of, from, or connected with a particular thing, place, or person:
suburban
Jamesian

2. [in nouns] someone skilled in or studying a particular subject:
a historian (=someone who studies history)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. a S1 W1 /ə; strong eɪ/ (also an) indefinite article, determiner

1. used to show that you are talking about someone or something that has not been mentioned before, or that your listener does not know about:
We have a problem.
There was a hole in the fence.
Suddenly they heard a loud bang.the1

2. used to show that you are referring to a general type of person or thing and not a specific person or thing:
Would you like a sandwich?
I want to train to be an engineer.
He’s a really nice man.
Take a look at this.
It needs a good clean.

3. used before someone’s family name to show that they belong to that family:
One of his daughters had married a Rothschild.

4. one:
a thousand pounds
a dozen eggs
You’ll have to wait an hour or two.

5. used in some phrases that say how much of something there is:
There were a lot of people at the party.
A few weeks from now I’ll be in Venice.
You have caused a great deal of trouble.

6. used to mean ‘each’ when stating prices, rates, or speeds:
I get paid once a month.
The eggs cost $2 a dozen.

7. used before singular nouns to mean all things of a particular type:
A square has four sides (=all squares have four sides).
A child needs love and affection.

8. used once before two nouns that are mentioned together very often:
I’ll fetch you a cup and saucer.
Does everyone have a knife and fork?

9. used before the -ing forms of verbs when they are used as nouns referring to an action, event, or sound:
There was a beating of wings overhead.
Bernice became aware of a humming that seemed to come from all around her.

10. used before nouns that are usually uncountable when other information about the quality, feeling etc is added by an adjective, phrase, or clause:
Candidates must have a good knowledge of chemistry.

11. used before the name of a substance, food etc to refer to a particular type of it:
Use a good cheese to make the sauce.
plants that grow well in a moist soil

12. used before the name of a drink to refer to a cup or glass of that drink:
Can I get you a coffee?
Renwick went to the bar and ordered a beer.

13. used before the name of a famous artist to refer to a painting by that artist:
an early Rembrandt

14. used before a name to mean someone or something that has the same qualities as that person or thing:
She was hailed as a new Marilyn Monroe.

15. used before someone’s name when you do not know who they are:
There is a Mr Tom Wilkins on the phone.

16. used before the names of days, months, seasons, and events in the year to refer to a particular one:
We arrived in England on a cold wet Sunday in 1963.
I can’t remember a Christmas like it.


GRAMMAR
a, an
Before a word beginning with a vowel sound, use an:
an elephant
an umbrella
an obvious mistake
Use an before an 'h' that is not pronounced:
an hour later
an honest explanation
Use a before a 'u' that is pronounced like 'you':
a university
a unique opportunity
Use an before an abbreviation that is pronounced with a vowel sound at the start:
an SOS call
an MP3 file

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. an S1 W1 /ən; strong æn/ indefinite article, determiner
used when the following word begins with a vowel sound ⇒ a:
an orange
an X-ray

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

an- /ən, æn/ prefix

1. the form used for a before a vowel sound

2. not Synonym : without:
anarchy (=without government)
anoxia (=a condition caused by lack of oxygen)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

an
indefinite article
BAD: I had never visited an hospital before.
GOOD: I had never visited a hospital before.

Usage Note:
Before a word beginning with h , use a if the h is pronounced: 'a house', 'a half', 'a horrible day'. Use an if the h is silent: 'an hour', 'an honour'.
If the h is pronounced but the syllable is unstressed, it is possible to use a or an ('a/an hotel'). However, the use of an here is considered old-fashioned and most people use a .

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors


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