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    When do you use 'an' before h?

    Can someone please explain the rule when you need to use 'an' before a word beginning with H, eg an hotel, etc. Thanks


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    Re: When do you use 'an' before h?

    Why do you want to use "an"? Never heard of any such rule. I always write "Im going to stay at a hotel"

    "h" is a not a vocal, then use the article "a"

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    Re: When do you use 'an' before h?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne55 View Post
    Can someone please explain the rule when you need to use 'an' before a word beginning with H, eg an hotel, etc. Thanks
    You use "an" before the word with "h" when it is silent. Foe example: An hour, an honest man.

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    Re: When do you use 'an' before h?

    Quote Originally Posted by lillekrokodille View Post
    Why do you want to use "an"? Never heard of any such rule. I always write "Im going to stay at a hotel"

    "h" is a not a vocal, then use the article "a"
    Are you sure? Then read the above quote.

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    Re: When do you use 'an' before h?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Are you sure? Then read the above quote.
    Ah the Force is strong in this one!

    I'm always amazed when I realize there's so many little rules we're not aware of when we use a language.

    Cheers!

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