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.
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 ...
Feb 3, 2011 ... The rule is that you use a before words that start with a consonant ... it is a historic
monument because historic starts with an h sound, but it is an ...
Jul 27, 2012 ... The real rule is this: You use the article “a” before words that start with a ... while
the “h” in “hour” sounds like it starts with “ow”—a vowel sound.
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".
The letter a should be used before all words beginning with a consonant sound
except silent h (an honor) and before words beginning with vowels that ...
The rule is simply that YOU use "an" before words that YOU pronounce with a
beginning vowel ... I believe that "an" before a silent H is a remnant of French.
Jan 10, 2011 ... or “An historic…”? Should an be used before words beginning with 'h'? What
about when the 'h' is silent and is followed by a vowel? articles ...
Some people find it difficult to pronounce the 'a' sound (as in the second 'a' of ''
alpha'') immediately before a hard 'h' (as in ''historic''). One way around this is to ...
Dec 23, 2012 ... I learned from my teachers that the article "an" comes before vowels and not
before consonants. Here "H" is consonant, still author uses the ...