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  • Chapter 6. Articles (Cont'd...)

    Article

    6.1 Use of indefinite articles (cont'd...)

  • Before few, little, lot of. As for example, There are a lot of books. There are a few books. There is a little water in the glass.
  • When an exclamatory sentence begins with ‘what’. Example: What a fool you are!
  • Before some phrases:
  • in a hurry
    in a haste
    in a temper
    to have a cold
    a fool’s paradise
    in a fix
    in a state of nature
    a man of straw
    make a dead set
    make a mountain of
    once in a while
    a slip of the tongue
    a snake in the grass
    in a round hole
    a tower of strength
    with a view to
    a wolf in the sheep’s clothing
    as a rule
    at a stretch
    at a low ebb
    birds of a feather
    a maiden speech
    make a mess of
    make a living
    a rope of sand
    a slow coach
    bull in a China shop
    a freelance
    in a bad way
    a man of parts
    a mare’s nest
    make a pile
    a molehill
    pick a quarrel
    a sleeping partner
    a soldier of fortune
    steal a march on
    under a cloud
    with an eye to
    catch a tartar
    come to a head
    drive into a corner
    a prey to
    a hot trick
    in a nut shell
    a man of letter
    a square peg
    to a T
    a white elephant
    a wild goose chase

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