(also an ) indef art (The form a is used before consonant sounds and the form an before vowel sounds. Both are used before [C], [Cgp] or [sing] ns that have not previously been made specific. a用於輔音前, an用於母音前. 兩者均用於前文未曾確指的可數單數名詞或集合名詞之前.) 1 one 一(個): a man, hotel, girl, committee, unit, U-turn (一個)男人, 旅館, 姑娘, 委員會, 單位, U形轉彎 (Cf 參看 some men, hotels, girls, etc) * an egg, aunt, uncle, hour, X-ray, MP, L-plate (一個)蛋, 姑姑, 叔叔, 小時, X光照片, 下院議員, L字牌 (Cf 參看 some eggs, aunts, uncles, hours, etc) * I can only carry two at a time. 我一次只能攜帶兩個. * There's a book on the table is that the one you want? 桌子上有一本書--是不是你要的那一本? 2 (used with an abstract n that is restricted by the phrase which follows it 與抽象名詞連用時, 該名詞後須有限定性片語): There was still an abundance of food when we arrived. 我們抵達時還有很多食物. * We're looking for someone with a good knowledge of German. 我們正在找一個精通德語的人. 3 any; every 任何; 每一(個): A horse is a quadruped. 馬是四足動物. (Cf 參看 Horses are quadrupeds.) * An owl can see in the dark. 貓頭鷹在黑暗中能看見東西. (Cf 參看 Owls can see...). 4 one single 單一的: He didn't tell us a thing about his holiday. 他度假的事對我們支字未提. 5 (used with ns followed byof + possess det + n + 's 與名詞+ of +所有格限定詞+名詞+ 's連用): a friend of my father's, ie one of my father's friends 我父親的一個朋友 * a habit of Sally's, ie one of Sally's habits 薩莉的一種習慣. 6 (used in front of two ns seen as a unit 用於可視為一體的兩個名詞之前): a cup and saucer 一副杯碟 * a knife and fork 一副刀叉. 7 to or for each; per 每一; 每: 2 a gallon 每加侖2英鎊 * 800 words a day 每天800字 * 50p a pound 每磅50便士. 8 (often derog 常作貶義) person like (sb) 像(某人)的人: My boss is a little Napoleon. 我的老闆是個小拿破崙. 9 (used with sb's name to show that the speaker does not know the person 與某人姓名連用, 表示說話者不認識此人): Do we know a Tim Smith? 咱們認識一個叫蒂姆?史密斯的人嗎? * A Mrs Green is waiting to see you. 有一位格林太太正等著見你.* A Doctor Simpson telephoned. 有一位元辛普森醫生來過電話. 10 (used to show membership of a class 用以表示一群體中的成員): My mother is a solicitor. 我母親是律師. * My father is a Fulham supporter. 我父親是富勒姆足球隊的球迷. 11 painting, sculpture, etc by 由...作的繪畫, 雕刻等: The painting my grandfather gave me turned out to be a Constable. 我祖父給我的那幅畫原來是康斯塔伯的作品


... A national treasure of the late5th century.
... A trainload of dangerous chemical gas went off the rails...
And a partridge in a pear tree.
... With upper class being an untouchable.
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Tarantula arms?-Yes a big spider!
----Then I shoudl say: what an on-the-spot little lady!
They went racing across the little open space among the trees.
Mild or low carbon steels: are those containing up to0.3percent of carbon.
-What's all that? What is that?-Yammer?
-Yes at herself-who stood on the scaffold of the pillory an infant on her arm and the letter a in scarlet fantastically embroidered with gold thread upon her bosom!
It's an odd number. That's1347minutes.
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Such loss of faith is ever one of the saddest results of sin.be it accepted as a proof that all was not corrupt in this poor victim of her own frailty and man's hard law that hester prynne yet struggled to believe that no fellow-mortal was guilty like herself.