When to use the Indefinite Article

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TO REFER TO SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME

  • I've got a new car

TO REFER TO A (GENERAL) PERSON OR THING

  • Would you like a drink?

TO REFER TO A PERSON'S JOB

  • I am a teacher

SOMETIMES WITH NUMBERS

  • there were a hundred delegates at the conference
  • BUT there were ten delegates at the conference