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    Question How to use article an for words 'aunt' , 'uncle' ?

    Is it 'an aunt' or 'a aunt' ? same question for 'uncle'?

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    Default Re: How to use article an for words 'aunt' , 'uncle' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrububbles View Post
    Is it 'an aunt' or 'a aunt' ? same question for 'uncle'?

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    Welcome to the forums, shrububbles. We use "an" before a vowel sound. Does that answer your question?

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    Default Re: How to use article an for words 'aunt' , 'uncle' ?

    Do you understand generally how to decide whether "a" or "an" is appropriate?

    Try these:

    ___ apple
    ___ banana
    ___ cabbage
    ___ dog
    ___ elephant
    ___ mountain
    ___ idiot
    ___ potato
    ___ opera
    ___ telephone
    ___ seal
    ___ umbrella
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: How to use article an for words 'aunt' , 'uncle' ?

    People usually say "my uncle" or "her aunt."

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    Default Re: How to use article an for words 'aunt' , 'uncle' ?

    There are plenty of occassions when using "a/an" for family members is natural.

    She has a sister in Chicago.
    I have an aunt who works there.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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