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www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/is-it-a-or-an

The rule that many people vaguely remember is that one uses 'a' if the word that follows it begins with a consonant, and one uses 'an' if the following word ...

editingandwritingservices.com/a-or-an-before-words-beginning-with-h

Jan 6, 2011 ... Further, an “an” comes before words with a vowel sound. Examples: a historic ... Before a word starting with a pronounced, breathy “h,” use “a.

english.stackexchange.com/questions/629/when-should-i-use-a-versus-an-in-front-of-a-word-beginning-with-the-letter-h

Aug 13, 2010 ... So, you should put an before any word that begins with a vowel sound, ... rule of English that an can be used before words that begin with an H ...

www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/a-versus-an

Feb 3, 2011 ... ... the letters h and u because sometimes these words start with vowel ... Use a before words that start with a consonant sound and an before ...

writing-skills.com/hit-or-myth-use-an-before-h-words

Hmmm … 'a hotel' or 'an hotel'? Ever wondered if you should use 'a' or 'an' before words beginning with 'h'? We separate fact from fiction.

en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/a-historic-event-or-an-historic-event

An is the form of the indefinite article that is used before a spoken vowel sound: it ... because the initial letter 'h' in all three words is not actually pronounced.

www.gramlee.com/blog/indefinite-articles-a-or-an-before-h-blame-the-confusion-on-the-french

Words that start with the letter “H” do not follow the same rule as other consonants. The pronunciation (sound) dictates whether to use "a" or "an".

www.grammar.com/a-vs-an-when-to-use

For example, the word hour begins with the consonant h. ... But when the beginning h is weakly pronounced (historic, habitual), you may use an, especially in ...

owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/591/01

Jul 27, 2011 ... Use "an" before unsounded "h." Because the "h" hasn't any phonetic representation and has no audible sound, the sound that follows the ...