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    a ou an

    hi everybody

    which is correct?
    a hybrid approach or an hybrid approach

    thanks for help


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    Re: a ou an

    Quote Originally Posted by woman View Post
    hi everybody

    which is correct?
    a hybrid approach or an hybrid approach

    thanks for help
    We have an aspirated "h" in English, so it's "a hybrid". I think there are some people who still stick to "an hotel" because "hotel" came from the French, where the "h" isn't pronounced, but these days "a hotel" is the accepted form.

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    Re: a ou an

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Although I could simply answer the question, I will only give you one piece of advice:
    Use an only if the following word begins with a spoken vowel.

    How do you spell the word hybrid?
    How do you spell the word honor?

    Cheers!

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    Re: a ou an

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Althought I could simply answer the question, I will only give you one piece of advice:
    Use an only if the following word begins with a spoken vowel.

    How do you spell the word hybrid?
    How you you spell the word honor?

    Cheers!
    True, but the "h" at the beginning of honour isn't pronounced, so it's "an honour", but "a hybrid".

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    Re: a ou an

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    True, but the "h" at the beginning of honour isn't pronounced, so it's "an honour", but "a hybrid".
    I wanted to know if woman is aware of this rule
    But thanks anyway.

    Cheers!

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    Re: a ou an

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I wanted to know if woman is aware of this rule
    But thanks anyway.

    Cheers!
    Ah, sorry! What confused me was that you asked her "How do you SPELL.....hybrid and honor?" not "How do you SAY them?"

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    Re: a ou an

    I see.
    Maybe I should have written "pronounce" or just "say".

    Cheers!

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    Re: a ou an

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We have an aspirated "h" in English, so it's "a hybrid". I think there are some people who still stick to "an hotel" because "hotel" came from the French, where the "h" isn't pronounced, but these days "a hotel" is the accepted form.



    thanks a lot
    i get it

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    Re: a ou an

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    I wanted to know if woman is aware of this rule
    But thanks anyway.

    Cheers!


    i know that the 'h' of honor isn't pronounced .. i heard it at the movies .. but i wasn't sure about hybrid

    thank you Nightmare85

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