Re: Singular and plural nouns
It gets very confusing if you ask three totally unrelated questions in one thread. I will answer question 3. Please post questions 1 and 2 in new (separate) threads.
Originally Posted by Andy Yang
It is not "an" U.S. diplomat because we don't use "an" simply because the next letter is a vowel. It is the sound of the word/letter which is important. When we say "U.S", it sounds like "You Ess". The sound "y" at the beginning of "you" is not a vowel sound so it is preceded by "a".
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.