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    "a unique"

    "So yes, we know about funding cuts and the hard economic times, but the university is in a unique position to be able to count of growing revenue from increased enrolment."



    hi,
    should it be "an unique", please?
    thanks.

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    Re: "a unique"

    Not a teacher.

    It should be a unigue since U is pronounced as Yoo. : )


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    Re: "a unique"

    I think is is sort of like "an historic" and "a historic". I would say both are correct, though I use an unique over a unique.

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    Re: "a unique"

    Quote Originally Posted by trav1085 View Post
    I think is is sort of like "an historic" and "a historic". I would say both are correct, though I use an unique over a unique.
    I'll try to answer such kind of a question
    As far as I know when a noun begins with a vowel or the sound is a vowel so you use "an" as an article. Just like "hour" the article is "an". In the word "union" the article is "a" not "an", as you read it yoo

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    Re: "a unique"

    Hi,
    but doesn't "yoo" sound like a vowel?
    It could be spelled "eeoo".
    thanks.

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    Re: "a unique"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    but doesn't "yoo" sound like a vowel?
    It could be spelled "eeoo".
    thanks.
    Think of it this way:

    the U in unique is pronounced like the Y in You , it has a yeh sound in the begining it is not pronounced like the oo in Wood, its not oonique but younique

    Does that clarify a bit more?

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