What part of speech is “a”

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The word 'a' is classified as an indefinite article. This means it doesn't refer to a specific, identifiable entity but rather any member of a group. 'A' is used to introduce a singular noun (or pronoun) when the exact identity of that noun isn't crucial to the meaning of the sentence. It's about introducing something non-specific.

The article 'a' is employed in various contexts.

Introducing a noun for the first time. 'I saw a dog in the park.'

Referring to any member of a group. 'Can I have a cookie?'

Describing a noun in a general sense. 'She is a teacher.'

I bought a car last week. (It could be any car, not a specific one.)

He is a good listener. (Describing a quality of someone in a general sense.)

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