Quick Answer: Which Is Correct A Or An?

Which is correct a year or an year?

The word year when pronounced starts with a phonetic sound of e which is a vowel sound making it eligible for being preceded by an.

Yet, we tend to write a year..

Does A or go before one?

The correct usage is “a one.” We understand that “an” is used before most words that begin with a vowel, but here’s the secret: we know when to use “an” because of the *sound* a word begins with, not the letter. When we pronounce “one” we make the sound of a W. That is a consonant sound.

Are and is Examples?

When deciding whether to use is or are, look at whether the noun is plural or singular. If the noun is singular, use is. If it is plural or there is more than one noun, use are. The cat is eating all of his food.

Is it a hour or an hour?

You should say, ‘an hour’ (because hour begins with a vowel sound) and ‘a history’ (because history begins with a consonant sound). You should say ‘a union’ even if union begins with a ‘u’. This is because the pronunciation begins with ‘yu’, a consonant sound.

WHEN TO USE A or an?

Here’s the secret to making the rule work: The rule applies to the sound of the letter beginning the word, not just the letter itself. The way we say the word will determine whether or not we use a or an. If the word begins with a vowel sound, you must use an. If it begins with a consonant sound, you must use a.