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Unformatted text preview: 3 Use a When we are talking about a noun for the first time and we do not understand which: There is a man at the door. But I don’t know who he is. She bought some oranges. I don’t know which oranges. She didn’t buy any apples. A bottle of water, please. NOT one bottle; (Unit 59) b Also for these words of quantity: a few, a little, a lot of, a pair, a hundred, a thousand, a million and for rates: forty kilometres an hour (NOT the hour), eighty cents a pound NOTICE: a / an / some / any or the or nothing? (Unit 54) NOTICE: something / anything = a thing somewhere / anywhere = a place someone / anyone / somebody / anybody = a person...
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- Spring '10
- Grammatical number, Noun phrase