Results 1 to 3 of 3

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 9
    #1

    Question Grammar help needed

    Hi Folks,

    could someone help me to sort the following doubts pls.


    Definite & Indefinite Articles

    1) If you turn the 'm'upside down, it looks like (the or a) 'w'.

    The Silent h - Can u please expain including vowel sounds.

    An hour (h silent - hour starts with a vowel sound - is it because it sounds "our")

    A hot dog (why is the h mute here? - is it because if we pronounce it without the h - "ot" - it wouldnt make any sense?)

    A university (starting - younivesity)

    An unusual sitiuation - why not a unusual situation?
    A uniform (youniform)

    Thanks
    ted

  1. #2

    Re: Grammar help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by tjj View Post
    Hi Folks,

    could someone help me to sort the following doubts pls.


    Definite & Indefinite Articles

    1) If you turn the 'm'upside down, it looks like (the or a) 'w'.
    a "w" (the "m" is referring to a specific "m"...I can't tell without the context though...and "w" refers to the alphabet letter in a general sense) this is a debatable point though, I'm sure
    The Silent h - Can u please expain including vowel sounds.
    An hour (h silent - hour starts with a vowel sound - is it because it sounds "our") Yes
    A hot dog (why is the h mute here? - is it because if we pronounce it without the h - "ot" - it wouldnt make any sense?) ??? I don't understand...the "h" is not silent (in Canadian English anyway, although the French Canadians would disagree )

    A university (starting - younivesity) Yes

    An unusual sitiuation - why not a unusual situation? Because it is UNusual, not "youn-usual"..to use your structure!
    A uniform (youniform) Yes

    Thanks
    ted

    Hi Ted,
    I'm not sure I fully understand your questions but here goes!


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 9
    #3

    Re: Grammar help needed

    Nevermind I had laugh too

    takecare

    thanks
    ted

Similar Threads

  1. Is there a grammar of spoken English?
    By M56 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2009, 01:58
  2. grammar help needed pls
    By tjj in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Oct-2006, 14:09
  3. grammar help needed
    By tjj in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Jul-2006, 06:27
  4. advanced grammar problem - part 1 - help needed
    By forum_mail in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2005, 11:07
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Nov-2004, 18:15

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •