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    a ufo

    I have a doubt
    an unidentified flying object ... this is clear yet when we come to the acronym I usually use a ufo but could I also say an ufo? (I don't believe the latter is right)
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    Re: a ufo

    A UFO is right. It has consonant sound "Y".

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Nov-2014 at 19:29. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    #3

    Re: a ufo

    It's not. The rule is that a becomes an when there's a following vowel sound.

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    Re: a ufo

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's not. The rule is that a becomes an when there's a following vowel sound.

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    An UFO? Is this what you mean? Not a teacher.

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    Re: a ufo

    A UFO, just like you say 'a uniform'.

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    Re: a ufo

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    An UFO? Is this what you mean? Not a teacher.
    No. I underlined sound. As another reply has said, the 'U' of 'UFO' doesn't start with a vowel sound.


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    Re: a ufo

    Quote Originally Posted by PFS01 View Post
    I have a doubt. End every sentence with a punctuation mark.

    'A
    n unidentified flying object' ... this is clear yet when we come to the acronym I usually use 'a UFO' but could I also say 'an UFO'? (I don't believe the latter is right.)

    Thank you. Unnecessary. Just click 'Thank' when you get a useful reply.
    Rover

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