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    a once-in-a-life experience

    "For me, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. "

    When I write this sentence in my Word document, the computer indicates that I have made a mistake. It suggests that I should write" For me, this is an once-in-a-lifetime experience" instead.

    So which one is correct? a once-in-a-lifetime or an once-in-a-lifetime experience

    "Once" is pronounced as [wʌns)

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason


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    Re: a once-in-a-life experience

    "A" is correct.

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    Re: a once-in-a-life experience

    I"m shocked Word would suggest "an." It makes its share of mistaken "corrections" but that's not one I've ever seen before.
    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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