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a

is an adjective (article) that is used before words beginning with a consonant sound: a boy, a topic, a word

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an

is used before words beginning with a vowel or vowel sound: an idea, an uncle. some words beginning with the consonant "h" are preceded by "an" because the "h" is silent: an hour, an honest answer

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a lot

is spelled as two words. it is not spelled alot

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accept

is a verb that means to receive or to agree with. I accept your apology

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except

as a preposition means "not included". everyone was invited except Abe

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affect

is a verb and means "to influence". the president's decisions affect us. Listening to music that is too loud for too long can affect your hearing