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    Use of a and an

    Which is correct - a ear? or an ear?

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    Re: Use of a and an

    an ear


    an is used for countable, singular nouns that
    • begin with a vowel (a,e,i,o,u)
    • use a silent 'h' (eg... an hour)
    • They AREN'T used when 'u' is pronounced 'you' in words like university (a university NOT an university)
    hope this helps

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