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    #1

    A or an

    Which one is correct?

    A higher or an higher

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    #2

    Re: A or an

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Which one is correct?

    A higher or an higher
    The standard English is "a higher", since the "h" is clearly pronounced in most regions. Have you heard someone say "an higher"?

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    #3

    Re: A or an

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Which one is correct?

    A higher or an higher

    Use 'an' whenever you meet a letter 'a,i,u,e,o' in front of a word.
    Ex, An apple.

    Use 'a' for the others.
    Ex, A ship.

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    Re: A or an

    Quote Originally Posted by jomo27 View Post
    Use 'an' whenever you meet a letter 'a,i,u,e,o' in front of a word.
    Ex, An apple.

    Use 'a' for the others.
    Ex, A ship.
    This is a phonetic rule, not a spelling rule, one that I think MsNyee has known implicitly since she (<--I'm guessing) began to talk.

    As I said, the "standard" English is "a higher", but, based on the Google test, "an higher" appears to be valid and accepted in (parts of) the USA. I did not know that. I'm not saying I'd never seen "an higher" written before, but I had never really noticed it, and up here in Canada, it just doesn't come up. It's always "a higher".

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    #5

    Re: A or an

    My wife and I agree that it's a higher.




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    #6

    Re: A or an

    Could someone familiar with American regional dialects shed more light on this usage?

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    #7

    Re: A or an

    Perhaps we should consult a higher power.



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    #8

    Re: A or an

    ^ !!!!!

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