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one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.
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one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.

one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.

one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.

one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.

one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.

one vs a

3 Mar

one

number, determiner

used with a person’s name to show that the speaker does not know the person
synonym a certain

He worked as an assistant to one Jonathan Jones.

a

indefinite article
used before countable or singular nouns referring to people or things that have not already been mentioned
a man/horse/unit
an aunt/egg/hour/X-ray
2 used before uncountable nouns when these have an adjective in front of them, or phrase following them
a good knowledge of French
a sadness that won’t go away
4 used to show that someone or something is a member of a group or profession
Their new car’s a BMW.
She’s a Buddhist.He’s a teacher.