Phrases using Articles, A, An, The.

Popular Phrases with “a” or “an.

  • As a matter of fact – (actually) – “As a matter of fact, I just saw her yesterday.”
  • As a rule – (almost always) – “As a rule I don’t buy from telemarketers.”
  • At a time – (during a certain period of time) – “I like to eat those candies two at a time.”
  • At a loss for words – (not able to speak) – “When I saw her I was at a loss for words.”
  • At a discount
  • For a while
  • In a position to
  • In a word
  • In a way
  • All of a sudden
  • On a large scale
  • Once in a blue moon
  • To take a chance
  • To have a good time
  • To have a hand in
  • To have a pain in
  • To have a say in
  • To have a try at
  • To keep an eye on
  • To lend a hand
  • To take a (walk, rest, bath, shower)
  • To take an interest in

 

Popular Phrases with “the”

  • By the way
  • By the (hour, day, week)
  • For the time being
  • In the distance
  • In the end
  • In the (morning, afternoon, evening)
  • In the shade
  • In the right
  • On the way
  • On the job
  • On the (ground floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor etc.)
  • On the spot
  • On the whole
  • The day before yesterday
  • The other day
  • Under the circumstances
  • To be in the habit of
  • To gain the upper hand
  • To the (right, left)
  • To tell the truth
  • To tip the scales