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  1. Delapoma's Avatar

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    Question Really?

    They went on an one-day excursion
    The book says this sentence is correct,I cannot believe that the word one has a consonant sound in here!Give me a break!...Thanks for your help!

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    Thumbs up Re: Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delapoma View Post
    They went on an one-day excursion
    The book says this sentence is correct,I cannot believe that the word one has a consonant sound in here!Give me a break!...Thanks for your help!
    I reckon you don't need that book any more, do you?

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    Re: Really?

    Hi Delapoma

    You're right.

    Ex: They went on an one-day excursion.
    Ex: They went on a one-day excursion.

    The word one begins with a consonantal glide sound, [w], so it takes a, not an.

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