Interested in Language
I tried an exam for biggeners but I surbrised the answers
With " U " as in union :
Is it a union or an union ?
with " X " :
Is it an x-ray or a x-ray ?
and Why ??
I tried looking for both "a" and "an" in the search function and both came up with a UE page that said
"403 error - forbidden"
It is forbidden to access the requested location on this server
Please modify the URL in the address bar or use the links on this page to navigate to the area of the site you are looking for. Alternatively, try searching for what you require using the search box below:
Oops! Looks like your post has gone!
I've also tried searching via the UE Search menu, but it says that the words "a" and/or "an" are either too common or too short. It even rejects "a OR an".
The reason for my search was the fact that I normally use the term "a NES" rather than "an NES".
Which is the officially correct version - "a NES" or "an NES"?
Soup and I posted simultaneously and the Soup pretty much had it covered, so I was going to rejig my post and then got called away. I tell you, Sundays are full-on around here.
I also got the error page when I searched "a or an", but there is another search box on the error page and for some reason that works.
Hi Soup and JM
Soup: I think, to myself: "Native English Speaker" when I write it, therefore I should be OK.
I'd never thought of pronouncing NES as a word (i.e. "Ness") in its own right.
JM: The reason why I was concerned over the error message was that, despite all my firewalls and anti-virus systems, it looked as though a bug had broken through!
All the best
PS If they haven't picked it up already, I'll send a message to Site Admin re the broken link.
Thanks alot to all of you