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why is the article before the word horrible a not an, althoughit has a vowel sound?
You will hear it pronounced as " 'orrible" and therefore preceded by "an" by people who, as my grandfather used to say, "don't know 'ow to talk proper".
That's a horrible hat = Correct.
That's an 'orrible 'at = Incorrect/lazy
Or was it way to humorously tell that (as your grandfather used to say) Don't know to talk proper(ly)?
P.s. I apologize for not starting the sentence with a capital letter(Even after 242 posts ). I always be careful not make any mistakes(Of course, which I can find as mistake) but due carelessness it happens sometimes.
Last edited by david11; 07-May-2012 at 16:34.
The 'h' is silent in those words. They begin with a vowel sound.