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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    #1

    articles

    do we say an usual day? or a usual?
    an university or a?


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    #2

    Re: articles

    The vowel "u" at the start of a word [unless it is the prefix un-] has a "y" sound = "{yu}niversity", therefore it takes "a".


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    #3

    Re: articles

    u mean i should write a usual day instead of an usual day?


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    #4

    Re: articles

    Yes.

    Please do not use texting contractions. It makes it much more difficult to read your posts. We do prefer that you use proper English in them.


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    #5

    Re: articles

    Sorry about that. I will write things in formal after all.

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