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    Pls could u tell me which one is correct.

    a hotel

    an hotel

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    Hello Unreg,

    In ordinary British English, both are correct. Most people say "a hotel"; but "an" is acceptable (though less common) before an unaccented syllable that begins with a voiced H.

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    a hotel - if I say it as hotel

    an hotel - if I say it as otel


    {just an avid English learner as you are}

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    (Interestingly, many people say "an" even though they sound the H, in "hotel" and other words that begin with an H on an unaccented syllable.)

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