[Grammar] a or an

elenah

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Hello,
Can you tell me which article is right?
I was taught that you should put 'an' before a word that begins with a vowel letter (never mind exceptions). But someone told me recently that I should put 'a' before 'employer', is that true?
Which is correct: an employer or a employer?

Thank you in advance
 

bubbha

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Also:
an MBA student
an hour

And yes, "an employer" is correct. You may hear some people use "a" before a vowel sound, but it's non-standard.
 
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