a little/ a few and little/few

(A)   a little/little  (adjectives)  are used before uncountable nouns:           a little salt/little salt a few/few (adjectives) are used before plural nouns:           a few people/few people All four can also be used as pronouns, either alone or with of:           Sugar?   --  …

a/an and one

A     a/an and one   (adjective) 1      When counting or measuring time, distance, weight etc. we can use either a/an or one for the singular:            £ 1      =   a/one pound                               £1,000,000    …

Omission of a/an

a/an is omitted A       Before     plural    nouns.           a/an has no plural form.  So the plural of a dog is dogs, and of an egg is eggs. B        Before uncountable nouns C       Before names of meals,  except  when these are preceded …

Use of a/an

a/an is used: A       Before a singular noun which is countable (i.e. of which there is more than one) when it is mentioned for the first time and represents no particular person or thing:         …

a/an (the indefinite article)

The form a is used before a word beginning with a consonant, or a vowel with a consonant sound: a man            a hat            a university          a …