View Poll Results: Which is correct?

Voters
1767. This poll is closed
  • A URL

    846 47.88%
  • An URL

    921 52.12%
Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 107

Thread: A or An?

  1. #21
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,570
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    a young man
    a university
    a youthful look
    a useful item
    a usless item

    an umbrella
    an upset
    an usher
    an understanding
    an urge
    an ugly dog


  2. #22
    Uruj Fatima is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    it should be a URL since D full form is universal resource locator and the word universal begins with the sound "yoo" , that means d beginning contains a consonant
    So it should be A URL. I am sure i have made ur doubts clear!

  3. #23
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,570
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    a URL (yoo ar el)

  4. #24
    okht-muslima is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?



    it is
    A URL

    bcoz of the sound

    ju:


  5. #25
    be real is offline VIP Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,873
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    it's a URL
    because of the sound ...

  6. #26
    arakolay's Avatar
    arakolay is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    The U sounds like a YOU, as if it were a consonant. Therefore, you must say a URL. Cheers,

  7. #27
    lhen04 is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by John007 View Post
    because URL is read as (YU)( R)( L) then the correct answer is "A URL"

    examples to help you- An Umbrella
    A universal language
    An unimportant event

    read the sentences and listen to the difference in the sounds of the words such as (YU) as in uniform or (A) as in up.
    Now i understand..

  8. #28
    Teia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,885
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    Additionally,

    an heir
    an heiress
    The sound "h" is mute.

  9. #29
    geetha reddy is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A or An?

    "An URL" is only correct because the pronounciation starts by the sound 'U' a vowel sound.

  10. #30
    geetha reddy is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Post Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by geetha reddy View Post
    "An URL" is only correct because the pronounciation starts by the sound 'U' a vowel sound.

Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •