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    elenah is offline Junior Member
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    a or an

    Hello,
    Can you tell me which article is right?
    I was taught that you should put 'an' before a word that begins with a vowel letter (never mind exceptions). But someone told me recently that I should put 'a' before 'employer', is that true?
    Which is correct: an employer or a employer?

    Thank you in advance

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    bubbha is offline Senior Member
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    Re: a or an

    Also:
    an MBA student
    an hour

    And yes, "an employer" is correct. You may hear some people use "a" before a vowel sound, but it's non-standard.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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