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    As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    Hi,
    As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    Don't you think the "a" should be "an"? I came across it on a certain website where I started to practice vocabulary. I just wanna make sure.



    Thanks

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    Re: As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi,
    As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    Don't you think the "a" should be "an"? I came across it on a certain website where I started to practice vocabulary. I just want to make sure.

    Thanks
    No. A long u is preceded by a, not an.

    Wanna is fine for song lyrics, but not for anything else. It is not standard English. It's sloppy.

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    Re: As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    The choice of "a" and "an" depends on pronunciation, not spelling. Even though "European" begins with a vowel, it begins with a consonant sound.

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    Re: As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    Thank you so much. I mispronounced the Europe so that I thought it should have been "an". It's okay! now I can understand. Oh yeah! wanna! I was actually in hurry so I didn't notice that I had written it such way. But thanks a lot for correcting me.

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    Re: As a European brand, Volvo is positioned as a luxury brand.

    One issue with the sentence is the suggestion that European brands are luxury ones- many aren't.

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