Writing the letter H

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jwilliam

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Hi

When writing a sentence with a word beginning with the letter H, if the word has a silent H, such as Hour, would you write "I will be there in an hour" or "I will be there in a hour".

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I would use "an hour". ;-)
 

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An hour\honour\heir
 

naomimalan

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It's not determined by what the beginning of the word looks like on the page but what it sounds like. The beginning of the word "hour" sounds like a vowel sound so it must be preceded by "an".

The same rule applies to abbreviations like MP (an MP)or or a word like X-ray (an X-ray).:-D:-D
 
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