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    Default An hour or a hour

    Which one is correct? "An hour" or "A hour? Why?

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    Default Re: An hour or a hour



    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielPaix„o View Post
    Which one is correct? "An hour" or "A hour? Why?

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    ***NOT A TEACHER***


    Please read what you have been told.


    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    GabrielP, you will find this forum much more useful if you do the initial research yourself by checking dictionaries and grammar textbooks. If there is something about the definition or usage of a word that you do not understand after doing that, then please ask us to help, and explain what it is that you do not understand.

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    Default Re: An hour or a hour

    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielPaix„o View Post
    Which one is correct? "An hour" or "A hour? Why?

    Thanks.
    "An hour" is correct. It starts with a vowel sound. (We pronounce "hour" with a silent "h", as if it were spelt "our".) Also, "It's an honour." But if a word starts with an "h" sound, use "a". (Eg., "It was a hilarious comedy.")
    Dear native English speakers of this forum,
    Please, always point out my grammatical mistakes, assuming you have "the time and the inclination". That is really the most effective way for me to improve. Thank you very much.

    Please note that I am NOT an English teacher.

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    Default Re: An hour or a hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Please read what you have been told.
    This is often good advice, OD, but the answer to Gabriel's question is not easy for many learners to find. Most dictionaries give a phonemic transcription of the word, but learners may not make the necessary connection.

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