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    Kamshing is offline Junior Member
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    an assistant storekeeper.

    1) An assistant storekeeper.
    2) A assistant storekeeper.

    Dear teachers, please teach me which sentence is correct.

    Thank you.

    Kamshing.

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    Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    Do you know the rule for this? What is your best guess?

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    Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    Neither phrase is a sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you know the rule for this? What is your best guess?
    Thank you.

    The rule is a,e,i,o and u.

    an assistant storekeeper.
    an egg.
    an orange.

    Thank you.

    Kamshing

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    Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    He is an assistant storekeeper.

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    Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    Yes, that is exactly right. You use 'an' if the following sound is a vowel sound.
    Remember, though, it is the sound, not the letter:
    "An uncle", but "a university" since 'university' begins with 'y' sound.

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    Thumbs up Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, that is exactly right. You use 'an' if the following sound is a vowel sound.
    Remember, though, it is the sound, not the letter:
    "An uncle", but "a university" since 'university' begins with 'y' sound.
    Thank you. I am happy I have good teacher here.

    Kamshing

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    Re: an assistant storekeeper.

    And you can add a European to the list of consonant sounds.

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