View Poll Results: Which is correct?

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  • A URL

    846 47.88%
  • An URL

    921 52.12%
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    #1

    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 12:12.

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    #2

    Re: A or An?

    universal resource locator - url

    so I chose "a"


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    #3

    Re: A or An?

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


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    #4

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    I'M perline and I agree with sooris


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    #5

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    An, it's u

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    #6

    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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    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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    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!
    Kalli is absolutely right and so is of course,BobK.

    Not only does that happen to U but to E too...ex: a European country, an abbreviations like an MP..


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    I love this forum! I am tutoring English in Colombia...and...I never heard such things as "semi-vowels" in my education!
    Thanks for these responses/clarifications!

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