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Words without indefinite articles a/an

 We DON'T use the a or an with:

  • Names and titles
Examples:
    • Mr. Smith
    • Elena
    • Professor Ahmed
    • Uncle Dave
  • Times, months and days
Examples:

    • in March
    • on Monday
    • in May
    • at midnight
  • Sports:
Examples:
    • football
    • volleyball
    • basketball
    • tennis
  • Meals:
Examples:

    • breakfast
    • dinner
    • What time is lunch?
  • School subjects and languages

    Examples:

        • history
        • art
        • Spanish
        • English
      • transport and communication

        Examples:
          • by phone
          • by email
          • by bus
          • by train
        • Roads, streets, squares and parks
        Examples:

          • Times Square
          • Central Park
          • Oxford Street
          • Park Lane
        • Airports and stations
        Examples:
          • Mohamed 5 Airport
          • Penn Station
          • Kennedy Airport
          • Washington Bus Station
        • Most countries and continents
        Examples:
          • Morocco
          • Thailand
          • America
          • Africa
        • Cities, towns and states
        Examples:
          • Paris London
          • California
          • Manchester
        • Mountains, hills and lakes
        Examples:
          • Lake Baikal
          • Mount Toubkal
          • Mount Rushmore
          • Lake Ontario
        • We DON'T use the a or an for the following
          • at home
          • at work
          • watch TV
          • in bed

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