View Poll Results: Which is correct?

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  • A URL

    846 47.88%
  • An URL

    921 52.12%
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Thread: A or An?

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    #11

    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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    #12

    Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elmira Gulch View Post
    a brake my for ninja to me.
    Please make sense out of that. Explain how that post is relative to this thread.


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    #13

    Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why?
    let us see...vowels in english language are aeiou and conventionally we are told to use an before them but its not because we use an before a word only when the sound is of a vowel.....

    eg. a/an M.B.A. the answer is...... an M.B.A. because here M of MBA sounds like AM.B.A. so thats why we use am.

    another eg. a /an union......again U of Union sounds like yu-nion. so here we use a instead of an

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    #14

    Re: A or An?

    The pronounciation of U is [ju] as in "uniform", "unicorn", etc.


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    #15

    Re: A or An?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Most people say /əju:arel/ but I've also heard (and accept) /ənɜ:l/. What is wrong is /ənju:arel/.

    b
    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.


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    #16

    Re: A or An?

    I chose an. how do you guys pronounce URL anyways? English is my 2nd language so im not very good at it. but for me I pronounce it like i pronounce letter U and then R and then L. U-R-L.

    Edit: nvm, i just notice that U sounds like YU or the word YOU. so yea i probably chose the wrong answer sorry. I agree with John

    this proves how bad my English is -_-


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    #17

    Re: A or An?

    Hi,
    The answer is A because A or An depends on pronunciation. If any word's pronunciation starts with "a" like umbrella we put "an". otherwise we use "a"..
    read the word and listen to the difference in the sounds of the words such as (YU) as in uniform or (A) as in up.

    Thanks and Best of Luck

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    #18

    Re: A or An?

    I've just picked 'A' because we pronounce 'U' as 'u' /ju:/. I think that not have to care about which word the 'U' represents.


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    #19

    Re: A or An?

    i agree with the answer of an "a".But it is also denfend on how you used it because URL is not a word, like we know URL is just an abbreviation of universal resource locator.


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    #20

    Re: A or An?

    university, union, unique, universal... phonetically an before un doesn't sound right

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