Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: "a" or "an"

  1. #1
    Egyption Arrow is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    258
    Post Thanks / Like

    Arrow "a" or "an"

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hello, I really missed this forum and the people who helped me a lot. I ask about the difference between the next two phrases:" ...occurs about a half hour after..", and " ... occurs about a half an hour after..". Are both of them right, or not? If yes, what the difference? Thanks ahead.

  2. #2
    Naamplao is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,155
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "a" or "an"

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hello, I really missed this forum and the people who helped me a lot. I ask about the difference between the next two phrases:" ...occurs about a half hour after..", and " ... occurs about a half an hour after..". Are both of them right, or not? If yes, what the difference? Thanks ahead.
    There is no difference. I would normally say the first one.

    The second may be used if I wanted to emphasize the time. I would put a minor stress on the "hour" in this case.

Similar Threads

  1. Articles "a", "an" "the"
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Aug-2009, 14:22
  2. "a" or "an"
    By Jgap in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 26-May-2007, 02:13
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Feb-2007, 02:54
  4. Use of "A" and "An".
    By RobbieCook in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-Sep-2006, 23:03
  5. Use of "an" and "a" preceding a noun
    By RGSHW in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Apr-2005, 11:25

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk