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    'an' or 'a'??

    Does the word 'an' go before the letter 'h' as well as the vowels?

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    Re: 'an' or 'a'??

    Depends if the "h" is silent or not.

    An historic moment.
    A healthy diet.

    That's an honour.
    Give me a hug.

    An hour has passed.
    A hundred days have passed.

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    Last edited by stefan_kar; 27-May-2009 at 23:29.

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    Re: 'an' or 'a'??

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Depends if the "h" is silent or not.

    An historic moment.
    Here are more examples:

    • A snake makes a hissing sound.
    • The is a his and hers clothing store.
    • She's had a hysterectomy.
    • We have a history lesson after lunch.
    • This is a historical moment.
    • This is an historical moment. (<h> is not pronounced; <i> is devoiced)
    • He's an hysterical comedian. (same as above)


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