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CHAPTER 1 - Using Be

1-1 Noun + is + noun: singular

  • (a) Canada is a country.

    Singular means “one.”
    In (a): Canada = a singular noun
    is = a singular verb
    country = a singular noun

  • (b) Mexico is a country.

    A frequently comes in front of singular nouns.
    In (b): a comes in front of the singular noun country.
    A is called an “article.”

  • (c) A cat is an animal.

    A and an have the same meaning. They are both articles. A is used in front of words that begin with consonants: b, c, d, f, g, etc.
    Examples: a bed, a cat, a dog, a friend, a girl
    An is used in front of words that begin with a, e, i and o.*
    Examples: an animal, an ear, an island, an office

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