Jan 31, 2011

A Gram of Grammar #2

The Use of “an” Before a Silent “h”

Sounds strange. But we use it daily without a thought about it.

Such as, “an honor.” You would never say, “a honor,” that just sounds weird. It’s common to imput “an” even though we don’t consciously think about it.

Every time there is a word beginning with a silent “h,” use the “an” to implement proper grammar.

If the “h” is not silent, stick with using “a.”

Like “a hot car” or “a hairy beast.”

  • an honor
  • an homage
  • an herb
The secret is in the silence.

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