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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.


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 ...


A basic grammar rule is to use an instead of a before a vowel sound. Given that historic is not pronounced with a silent h, I use “a historic”.


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.


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".


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


Use an before a silent H: an heir, an hour, an honest politician, an honorary consul; use a before an aspirated H: a hero, a hotel, a historian (but don't change a ...


An is the form of the indefinite article that is used before a spoken vowel ... If hotel was pronounced without its initial letter 'h' (i.e. as if it were spelled 'otel'), then ...


Apr 12, 2012 ... The general rule for indefinite articles is to use a before consonants and an ... H is only one of a handful of consonants in English whose names ...