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  1. Anonymous
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    Using "a" vs "an"

    Hello. My friend's kid brought home a flyer from his school (age 6) that stated "The person that sells the most cookies will win an Sony Playstation". Shouldn't this be "a Sony playstation"? I know there are some funky rules on when to use A and when to use AN, but does anyone really know for sure? If you know the exception that makes this correct, please email me. Thank you.

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    It should be a Sony Playstation. There is no exception that makes an a correct usage there. Is the person who wrote that sentence a native English speaker?

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    A- before a cononant sound.
    An- before a vowel sound.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/glossar...e-article.html

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