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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary What is vowel and Consanate? Reply To: What is vowel and Consanate?

  • Anushree

    June 23, 2021 at 9:30 pm
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    The script of our English language consists of 26 alphabets out of which five are vowels (a, e, i, o and u) and remaining 21 are consonants.

    Any word starting with a vowel such be preceded by “an” for example:

    An Aeroplan, An Evening, An Owl, An Elephant, An Ant etc.

    But there are some exceptions in this rule which states that there are even some words which starts with a consonant but in preceded by “an”, this happens when the consonant is silent and as a result the word is pronounced beginning with a vowel for example:

    An hour, An honor, An heir etc.

    Any word that begins with a consonant is being preceded by “a” for example:

    A boy, A girl, A mango, A cup, A shirt, A glass etc.

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