Words that start with the letters b, f, m, and p get "am". All others get "an".
Why isn't it working in the shop as opposed to a shop?
I was wondering the same thing - why isn't it "the" shop? I believe it's because the "am" in this situation does not mean "the". "Ann am" (or "ann an" where not followed by B, F, M or P) means "in". 'In the shop' would be: anns a' bhùth.
Why isn't 'does she work in a shop' accepted?
Hey, that is one of the accepted answers. Could there have been a typo? Failing that then it could be a wee glitch, but we do accept that answer.
What distinguishes between the use of "an" and "am?"
Not complaining, but the section I'm on is "Animals" and not one of these has had anything to do with animals.
That's what I put!!!