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    Confused Again !!!

    Hello guys,
    need your help again !!!

    I'm confused between A REQUEST and AN REQUEST ..

    Which one is right?
    I googled it & found that both the statements are available & are valid..
    If so, then when to use them?

    Thanx in advance !!!

    Regards.

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    Re: Confused Again !!!

    An is not acceptable before request. I don't know what you found, but it was wrong.

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    Re: Confused Again !!!

    I know that an can't come before a consonant...
    By the way, which all alphabets work as a vowel in the English alphabet dictionary?
    The English alphabet vowels?

    is Y a vowel?

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    Re: Confused Again !!!

    It is not so much the alphabet, as the sounds.

    the sound /h/, for example is not a vowel, but in some words beginning with the letter h, that letter is not pronounced, and the word begins with a vowel sound, as in hour, honest.

    Equally, most words beginning with the letters e and u begin with a vowel sound, but such words as Europe, union, university, begin with a /j/ which is regarded as a consonant.

    The letter y is a represents the vowel sound /i/ at the end of such words as happy, funny.

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    #5

    Re: Confused Again !!!

    Thanx a ton for replying & taking out time !!!
    :)

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