View Poll Results: Which is correct?

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  • A URL

    846 47.88%
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Thread: A or An?

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    #61

    Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delfia View Post
    U is the vowel therefore an URL. suits more...............
    No, it's a vowel but not a spoken vowel.
    An is only interesting for spoken vowels!!

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    #62

    Re: A or An?

    thanks


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    #63

    Re: A or An?

    why "a" u its a vawel latter

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    #64

    Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by mickel View Post
    Why "a"? U its a vowel letter.
    It is a vowel letter, yes, but not a spoken vowel.
    "An" is only used when the following word begins with a spoken vowel.
    Give me an A!
    Give me a B!
    Give me a C!
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    Give me an H! H = [Age] -> spoken
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    Give me a U! U = [You] -> spoken

    P.S. Academic?

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    #65

    Re: A or An?

    the article 'a' is used for words starting with a consonant sound ( not always a consonant letter) while the article 'an' is used for words starting with a vowel sound (not always a vowel letter). the English language has 5 vowels and 21 consonants from which 20 vowel sounds and 24 consonant sounds can be produced.
    the letters 'u' and 'h' usually confuse many learners. 'u' has a consonant sound in universal, union and urinate but has a vowel sound in uncle, umpire, until.
    As for the letter 'h', it does not have a vowel form but is silent in words like honour, honesty and hour. this way, the vowel sounds start the words making it possess the 'an' article.
    U is pronounced /ju/. the consonant sound there attracts the 'a' article.

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    #66

    Re: A or An?

    Hi Guys! Listen.. The rule for these indefinite articles are:

    You use A: When the following word (the one which is after the article) starts with a consonant.

    You use AN: When the following word (the one which is after the article) stars with a Vowal (A,E,I,O,U).

    Hope this helps!..
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    #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by earm15 View Post
    Hi Guys! Listen.. The rule for these indefinite articles are:

    You use A: When the following word (the one which is after the article) starts with a consonant.

    You use AN: When the following word (the one which is after the article) stars with a Vowal (A,E,I,O,U).

    Hope this helps!..
    Peace!
    I'm sorry, but you're wrong.
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/fr...-alphabet.html

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    #68

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    Its not even as simple as the word starts with a vowel sound (an) or not (a) though that covers most words. Some h sound words use an, an historical point.

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    #69

    Re: A or An?

    I am agree with Nightmare85.
    Now I understand why this example uses "an".

    "The word farm starts with an F".
    " A farm is located near the river".

    Thanks! My answer is wrong! Haha

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    #70

    Re: A or An?

    Thanks, apiz
    Yes, you're right.

    Just a hint:
    "I am agree.", because agree is a verb and you used the Present tense

    Cheers!

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