Vowels & Consonants
A, E, I, O and U are vowels.
Vowels are letters that make a sound without the mouth or throat closing.
We would use ‘a’ if the following word began with a consonant.
We would use ‘an’ if the following word began with a vowel.
Remember, beware exceptions to the rules.
When deciding whether to use ‘a’ or ‘an’, the decision is made based on the sound of the letter.
an honest mistake
The letter ‘h’ makes a different sound in these words, so we choose our article accordingly.
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