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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary a or an? Reply To: a or an?

  • Animita

    June 23, 2023 at 2:51 pm
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    The use of the indefinite articles (a and an) is often dependent on the pronunciation of the word, irrespective of the starting letter.

    For example: the word university is pronounced starting with “you” and hence is preceded by a despite starting with a vowel, the similar logic is followed in case of the world ‘utensil’.

    on the other hand, words like honour and hour, have a silent ‘h’ and the pronunciation, starts with a vowel. So ‘an’ is used for them.

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