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I know that you guys have debated about this issue for many times. But I don't get it..H is not a vowel...it's neither E,U,O,I or A, so why do we get AN before Helicopter?
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I want to ask for one thing...just one thing..feel free to correct me, all the time. Typos, grammar, whatever..Even if I write some word that you think is simple, just tell me how can I elevate it..Because I teach kids myself. Volunteering that is to teach kids from broken families.

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WesternAmerican

From Israel
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WesternAmericanI know that you guys have debated about this issue for many times. But I don't get it..H is not a vowel...it's neither E,U,O,I or A, so why do we get AN before Helicopter?
BTW, I'm new here, and I apperciate the mods & the other guys who parcitipate in this forum and help others. English is an amazing language. I look up to you guys so much.

I want to ask for one thing...just one thing..feel free to correct me, all the time. Typos, grammar, whatever. Even if I write some word that you think is simple, just tell me how can I elevate it.[Simple words are often better!] Because I teach kids myself. Volunteering that is to teach kids from broken families.

Love you all,
WesternAmerican

From Israel
It's "a helicopter" - the "h" is vocalized.
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I would say "a helicopter" too.

Usually, where "an" before an H-sound is an option, the H-syllable is unstressed.

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The Problem here is how the letter 'h' in the word helicopter is pronounced. If it the 'h' is goes silent as that in 'hour' automatically an is correct or else 'a' stands.