An is only interesting for spoken vowels!!
why "a" u its a vawel latter
the article 'a' is used for words starting with a consonant sound ( not always a consonant letter) while the article 'an' is used for words starting with a vowel sound (not always a vowel letter). the English language has 5 vowels and 21 consonants from which 20 vowel sounds and 24 consonant sounds can be produced.
the letters 'u' and 'h' usually confuse many learners. 'u' has a consonant sound in universal, union and urinate but has a vowel sound in uncle, umpire, until.
As for the letter 'h', it does not have a vowel form but is silent in words like honour, honesty and hour. this way, the vowel sounds start the words making it possess the 'an' article.
U is pronounced /ju/. the consonant sound there attracts the 'a' article.
Hi Guys! Listen.. The rule for these indefinite articles are:
You use A: When the following word (the one which is after the article) starts with a consonant.
You use AN: When the following word (the one which is after the article) stars with a Vowal (A,E,I,O,U).
Hope this helps!..
Its not even as simple as the word starts with a vowel sound (an) or not (a) though that covers most words. Some h sound words use an, an historical point.
I am agree with Nightmare85.
Now I understand why this example uses "an".
"The word farm starts with an F".
" A farm is located near the river".
Thanks! My answer is wrong! Haha
Thanks, apiz :-)
Yes, you're right.
Just a hint:
amagree.", because agree is a verb and you used the Present tense ;-)