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  1. jwilliam
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    Writing the letter H

    Hi

    When writing a sentence with a word beginning with the letter H, if the word has a silent H, such as Hour, would you write "I will be there in an hour" or "I will be there in a hour".

    Thanks

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    I would use "an hour".
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    An hour\honour\heir


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    Re: Writing the letter H

    should be 'an hour'


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    Re: Writing the letter H

    It's not determined by what the beginning of the word looks like on the page but what it sounds like. The beginning of the word "hour" sounds like a vowel sound so it must be preceded by "an".

    The same rule applies to abbreviations like MP (an MP)or or a word like X-ray (an X-ray).
    Last edited by naomimalan; 24-Feb-2008 at 14:25. Reason: typing error: an inappropriate "to" in front of the word "determined"

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