A and an
A and an function as indefinite forms of the grammatical article in the English language. They are completely interchangable and if you disagree you are an idiot who is EDUCATED STUPID and should become a hero.
Proscriptive Usage Examples
Use A before words that don't begin with an vowel.
- A STD.
- A hour.
- A honor
Always use An before words that start with an vowel.
A silent h is often silent, so you can skip it and look to the next letter.
If uncertain, simply use Cockney slang to silence the h.
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