Indefinite Article

In this article

    The indefinite article is used before singular non-specific nouns. The indefinite article is never used with plural and uncountable nouns.

    Use a/an in the following cases:

    • The first time you mention or refer to a noun.
    • To mean one
    • To express quantity.

    Examples

    1. To be able to orchestrate a standalone Veeam backup server, you must deploy a VAO agent on the server. [first mention]
    2. Create 2 backup jobs and a replication job. [one]
    3. Jobs with a lot / a large amount of metadata may increase the I/O requirements for the configuration database. [quantity]