View Poll Results: Which is correct?

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  • A URL

    846 47.88%
  • An URL

    921 52.12%
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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default A or An?

    Why?

    Please note that most of the people who have answered so far have got it wrong.
    Last edited by Tdol; 23-Mar-2011 at 11:12.

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    Default Re: A or An?

    universal resource locator - url

    so I chose "a"

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    Default Re: A or An?

    It should be a, U in the URL sounds like a consonant.

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    I'M perline and I agree with sooris

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    An, it's u

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    Default Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by sooris
    It should be a, U in the URL sounds like a consonant.
    yup,I'm with you...

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    Wink Re: A or An?

    Dear students, "u" is a semi-vowel;this means that sometimes it behaves as a vowel like in "umbrella","ultimatum","underproduction"etc when an"an" is necessary.Other times it behaves like a consonant as in "university","union","unique" when an "a" is needed.Practice will help!

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    Thumbs up Re: A or An?

    it should be "A"
    because U is the first letter of the word universal ,
    and we say "a" universal

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    Default Re: A or An?

    Most people say /əju:arel/ but I've also heard (and accept) /ənɜ:l/. What is wrong is /ənju:arel/.

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    Default Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Dear students, "u" is a semi-vowel;this means that sometimes it behaves as a vowel like in "umbrella","ultimatum","underproduction"etc when an"an" is necessary.Other times it behaves like a consonant as in "university","union","unique" when an "a" is needed.Practice will help!
    I get it and hope that this answer is the correct .

    what do you see Tdol ?

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