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A or An Before Words Beginning With H? « Editing and Writing ...


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.

Grammar Girl : A Versus An :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™


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 ...

The Rule is Not "A" Before Consonants and "An" Before Vowels


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.

Why 'an' in front of an 'h'-word? « Pain in the English


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.

articles - Should "an" be used before words beginning with "h ...


Jan 10, 2011 ... A rule of thumb is to use "an" only when you do not hear the h when you pronounce the word. See here: "A historic..." or "An historic..."?

In English, should 'a' or 'an' precede words that start with a silent 'h ...


Feb 1, 2011 ... 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 ...

grammaticality - When should I use "a" versus "an" in front of a word ...


Aug 13, 2010 ... 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”.

a, an: Grammatical Articles - Word Information


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 ...

Using “a” and “an” Before Words - Daily Writing Tips


Jun 9, 2007 ... We may say: use “an” before a word that begins with a short vowel ..... and have to explain the background of “a” & “an” usage beforeh” words, ...

is article "an" before the noun "hour" acceptable? - English ...


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 ...

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Purdue OWL: Articles: A versus 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 ...

A or An before H? Which indefinite article is right? | Gramlee Blog


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".

A or AN? | Grammarly


Jun 8, 2013 ... Use of "an" or "a" before a word starting with "h" usually depends on whether the " h" is sounded or unsounded. We say "a house" but "an hour".