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    #1

    Red face article

    cases when u is a consanant

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    Re: article

    U is always a vowel, but sometimes it takes the "Y" sound.

    University
    Universal
    etc.

    You will have to look up (or learn) the pronunciation in each case.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    U is always a vowel, but sometimes it takes the "Y" sound.
    I would argue that the letter U normally represents a vowel sound, but can, in some words, represent a semi-vowel.This semi-vowel, /j/, is frequently included in the liist of consonants.

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