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    Which is right i am soo confused
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    It depends on the context.
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    The former, but I heard historians saying "I'm an historian", so...
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    I thought it would be 'a historic event' since the 'h' is pronounced and not silent. Similar to 'a hotel'. An exception would be 'an hour' because the 'h' is silent.
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    Thank you soo much guys
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    Actually, initial 'H's shouldn't be pronounced. You are an historian, and you stay at an hotel - et cetera.
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    The correct way to say it is "a historic event" and this has nothing to do with context. The "h" in the beginning of a word is usually not silent and should be treated as a consonant rather than a vowel. A lot of people get this wrong.
 
 
 
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