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    Hi, I am new here and I have a lot to learn.
    I try to start with begining and I start with Article...after I a made my firth test with articles...I saw I don't know well....I look after Articles in one book what I have at home..., but I don't understan very well I think because I make same mistakes in the test. I know...We use a before a consonant sound and an before a vowel sound. But I see existe some exception to the rule. Can you explain to me?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Article

    It's the sound, not the spelling:
    an umbrella vs a university (it begins with a 'y' sound)
    an egg vs a European (it begins with a 'y' sound)

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