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    I know that the word "the" is being pronounced differently based on the initial sounds of words. I know that some words take on different articles because 1) the sound "h" is not pronounced and 2) the letter "u" is being pronounced like "you." Is it safe ...
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    I am having a debate with co-workers regarding which indefinite article to use preceding Hispanic. We agree the article a precedes words beginning with a consonant, the article an precedes words beginning with vowels. We also know an precedes ...
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    I was listening to an audio file in the Internet and have noticed that eventhough the standard rule is that the article "the" is pronounced like "Di" and not "thu" of "thus" when it is in front of a vowel-sounding word, I am pretty sure that I ...
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    Hi everybody, I would like to know the answers for the following questions, 1) Words begining with the vowel sound 'u' cannot take the article 'an'. Am I right? 2) He ___ in this house since 1978. a) has lived, b) has been living I think both are ...
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    Hello, I read that the form 'an' is used before individual letters spoken with a vowel sound: an L-plate, an MP an SOS, an "x". But L, M, S, and x are not vowels. Could you please explain to me what is mean under a vowel sound?
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    is "u" always considered to be a semivowel? how do i use utility with an article? a utility or an utility? Emotion: smile thank you in advacne for your answers! :
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    I've just sent a post about 'articles', I meant Grammar articles, no literary articles..... The posts was: I found another word starting by 'u' and whose article is 'a' because its first sound is 'ju-' Utopia Moderators of Grammar section, can ...
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    What is the rule for the use of "a or an" when using this sentence: My father is "a/an" M.D. I never know what to use because M is not a vowel but it sounds like one. I use "an" because it sounds better to me, to my knowledge, I've never ...
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    Which is correct a history or an history? An UFO or a UFO. I've always believe that since the letter h is pronounced in history it should be a history. Words like a master of business administration or an MBE since M is pronouced as "em". Any ...
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    I've come across a number of occasions where the article 'a' was used inspite of the subject starting with a vowel.. What is the rule for such cases??
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