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    Common misunderstanding but I'm still unsure. I'm almost certain its An but just double checking 😊
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    (Original post by Chloe Year9)
    Common misunderstanding but I'm still unsure. I'm almost certain its An but just double checking 😊
    A hospital*
    Only use an if the next word starts with a vowel

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    A hospital

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    (Original post by mediaya)
    A hospital

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    Dw i said it

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    I ALWAYS get this mixed up. What's the difference btw?
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    (Original post by ak143244)
    I ALWAYS get this mixed up. What's the difference btw?
    Read what i said above^

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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Read what i said above^

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    Safe nice one Ayaz
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Dw i said it

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    I know

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    (Original post by ak143244)
    Safe nice one Ayaz
    No worries

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    Lol so why comment then?:rofl:

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    the book im reading says 'an hospital' and it immediatly annoyed me
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    (Original post by Ayaz789)
    Lol so why comment then?:rofl:

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    Idk

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    Absolutely 'a' hospital. Some people with an accent that drops the 'h' sound may make the mistake of saying "an 'osspital" because they've dropped the 'h' and the word sound changes. However, if you pronounce it with the 'h' sound:

    An hospital…

    Well, it doesn't sound right at all. Grammar wise? As Ayaz789 said really. If the word "osspital" existed, "an" would be its preposition because of the 'o' vowel. But it does not.
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    (Original post by Chloe Year9)
    Common misunderstanding but I'm still unsure. I'm almost certain its An but just double checking 😊
    A and an are indefinite articles which refer to something non-specific (e.g. a dog). You use an when the thing you are referring to starts with a vowel or a has a silent h (e.g. an elephant, an hour). In this case you can hear the h at the beginning of hospital so you would use a.
 
 
 
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