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  1. Pugilist
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    "a email" or "an email"?

    Which is correct: "to send a email" or "to send an email"? How about "a email address" versus "an email address"?


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    Re: "a email" or "an email"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pugilist
    Which is correct: "to send a email" or "to send an email"? How about "a email address" versus "an email address"?
    an email


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    Re: "a email" or "an email"?

    I am NOT a teacher.

    Always use "an" when the next word starts with a vowel.

    Some state that "an" can also be used when the next word begins with a "silent" H ...... hotel, holiday,horror, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitosdad View Post
    I am NOT a teacher.

    Always use "an" when the next word starts with a vowel sound.

    A university...
    A union...
    An upper...

    An ultimate...
    An umbrella...

    Some state that "an" can also be used when the next word begins with a "silent" H ...... hotel, holiday,horror, and so on.

    As for the silent H, take a look at : https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-silent-h.html
    Last edited by Offroad; 22-Feb-2009 at 11:45. Reason: typo


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    Hi sender,

    I am just found something in the Cambridge online dictionary. I hope it will help you.
    Definition

    email, e-mail Show phonetics
    noun
    1 [U] the system for using computers to send messages over the Internet:
    You can contact us by email or fax.
    What's your email address?

    2 [C] a message or document sent using this system:
    I got an email from Danielle last week.

    email, e-mail Show phonetics
    verb [T]
    to send an email to someone:
    Email me when you've got time.
    [+ two objects] Has he emailed you that list of addresses yet?

    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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