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  • A URL

    846 47.88%
  • An URL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I think the poll should be changed/fixed whatever.
    It only confuses new members because the wrong answer has more votes...

    Cheers!
    I agree. And perhaps this thread should be locked.


    Sooris gave the correct answer here four years ago. Since then it has been confirmed by: BobK, Avalon, Vijajyjakhar, Tei, John007, sunnyrauf, quantumphyser. Beccky Jo Linton, Ronbee, okht-muslima, be real, arakolay, eslkorea, Clark, Tdol, marif0915, xpert. Nightmare85, isedehi and Amal-30.

    And yet some people are still repeating the question; others are still repeating the wrong answer.

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    I believe that it's "a" because we read URL like abbreviation of "Uniform Resource Locator" like /ju:ˌɑ:rˌəl/ here we've to say like a URL, but if we read it like one word like /ʌrl/, here we have to read it like an url. the rule of a, an is according to sounds not letters.

    a university. /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəti/

    an umbrella, /ʌmˈbrelə/


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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm confused between 'An Answer' or 'The Answer' ?

    Can anyone pls help me out with this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prattsishunk View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    I'm confused between 'An Answer' or 'The Answer' ?

    Can anyone pls help me out with this ?
    i think URL=Uniform Resource Locator..
    so i choose "a"

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    Default Re: A or An?

    A / AN : If you are not sure of the thing.
    The : You want to mention something specifically.

    This is a story book, which I like to read. The book is "Home".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomolonight View Post
    A / AN : If you are not sure of the thing.
    The : You want to mention something specifically.

    This is a story book, which I like to read. The book is "Home".
    Pratsishunk was hoping for an answer to his question.

    Tomolight gave him an answer; it was a good answer. It was the answer tomolight was hoping for.

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    hi I'm a new member here


    need moooore help to learn english perfect

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    Default Re: A or An?

    A is used for noun that begins with consonant
    An is used for noun that begins with vowel

    this example begins with vowel, but pronounced 'consonant' -'y'.

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    Go A, A is winning woohoooooo
    lol.

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    Default Re: A or An?

    hmmmmm, i'll add a few examples too :D

    when using 'a,' the word that follows usually starts with a consonant, and it's singular.

    A mountain.
    A piece of cake.
    There is a glass of water.
    The cat drank from a bowl of milk

    When using 'an' the word that follows usually begins with a vowel or begins with a vowel sound, and it's singular.

    An hour after the game.
    There is an apple on the table.
    We found an acorn under the tree.


    Practice Copy/paste: Use a or an

    I ate ___ piece of pineapple.
    She found ___ bug on the floor.
    There was ___ owl in the tree.
    The Soccer game was ___ hour after the baseball game.
    She went swimming in ___ pool.
    There is ___ cup of soda on the table.
    The squirrel was eating ___ walnut.
    The ran for ___ long time.
    That cat played with ___ strand of yarn.
    ___ yellow bird is flying to its nest.
    You will find that there is ___ universe beyond the stars.
    The dog chased ___ cat acrossed the field.
    He ate ___ sandwich and ___ apple for lunch.

    Careful with some of them,
    *hint: if the noun starts with a vowel, it doesn't always mean it's going to be an
    Hope this helps,
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    Last edited by dustin2010; 10-Dec-2010 at 20:11.

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