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    #1

    ordering orange juice in a restaurant

    If we order coffee in a restaurant, we can say "a coffee, i.e a cup of coffee.

    However, if we say "a glass of orange juice" which of the following sentences is correct?

    1. a orange juice
    2. an orange juice

    Thanks.

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    Re: ordering orange juice in a restaurant

    "Orange" starts with a vowel sound.
    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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