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The real rule is this: the article "a" is used before the words that start with the consonant sound,and "an" before the words that starts with the vowel sound. Example:He has a unique point of view on the subject and talked about it for an hour.
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Yes, if the the vowel letter does not have the vowel sound. e.g. a unit, a useful idea, a unique suggestion ( in these words, the vowel letter "u" has its original "u" sound which is not a vowel sound. Only when the "u" letter gets a vowel sound similar to its pronunciation as in "bud", then it gets...
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Yes, if the the vowel letter does not have the vowel sound. e.g. a unit, a useful idea, a unique suggestion ( in these words, the vowel letter "u" has its original "u" sound which is not a vowel sound. Only when the "u" letter gets a vowel sound similar to its pronunciation as in "bud", then it gets an "an" before the word. e.g. an "umpire", an "uncle", an "undergraduate", etc. "An " European is wrong; "a" European is right, because the first letter "E" gets a "U" sound which is not a vowel sound. Similarly, "a" one rupee note is correct, because "one" is pronounced as "wun". read less
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It doesn't matter whether the word is written with a vowel or consonant, What is important is whether it is pronounced as a vowel or a consonant. Example: I spent an hour at a University. pronounced as (I spent an our at a yooniversity)
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No, before vowels it always becomes an.
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No
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Of course it is possible. If the sound the word is like consonant then you will put a before it. E.g. university, universal, one-rupee coin,etc.
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The real rule is this: You use the article a before words that start with a consonant sound and an before words that start with a vowel sound. For example, He has a unique point of view on the subject and talked about it for an hour. The u in unique makes the Y sound a consonant sound therefore...
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The real rule is this: You use the article “a” before words that start with a consonant sound and “an” before words that start with a vowel sound. For example, He has a unique point of view on the subject and talked about it for an hour. The “u” in “unique” makes the “Y” sound—a consonant sound—therefore you use “a” as your article, while the “h” in “hour” sounds like it starts with “ow”—a vowel sound. read less
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No before vowel an should be used.
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