In a dictionary, the pronunciation guide for the word "X-ray" is: eks ˌrā
Notice what the first letter of the pronunciation is e, which is a vowel, thus a vowel sound is the first sound produced when anyone pronounces the word X-ray correctly.
The letter x can begin with either a vowel sound or a consonant sound depending on the word. In certain words that begin with x, the initial sound of the x is actually a z sound:
xylophone is: zīləˌfōn Therefore, a xylophone would be correct.
Use the a if the x is pronounced as a consonant; use an if the x is pronounced as a vowel.
Use 'an' before a word beginning with a vowel. Ex. 'an elephant', 'a mouse'.
One uses "a" because although the word universe begins with a vowel, it's pronounce as if there were a "Y" at the beginning. Wrong: An universe Right: A universe
You use 'an' before a word beginning with a vowel. I caught an octopus while fishing. I caught a fish.
"An apple" is correct. use "an" before a word beginning with a vowel. Also before a word beginning with a silent "h," as in "an honor."
No. "An" is used for words beginning with vowel sounds.
Yes, especially if it's a one word sentence in answer to the question, "How are you feeling?"
Well, as long as such isn not the beginning of a list of things, such would not have a semicolon in front of it.
Maybe the right grammar there is 'at the beginning of summer'. Unless you are using a sentence with the phrase 'at the beginning of the summer vacation', that's when you're supposed to use 'the' before the word 'summer'.
we use a because university is a consonant sound
in the beginning of the day i started to clean the house
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.
"An" is an indefinite article used in place of the word "a" before words beginning with a vowel. The word "an" is used the same as the word "a." "An" is used when the following word starts with a vowel or a vowel sound such as the word "hour."
You should use "a" before the word hope.
You use a when its before a word that starts with a consonant and use an when its before a word that starts with a vowel
"An" is the indefinite article used before singular nouns/adjectives beginning with vowels. "A" is the indefinite article used before singular nouns/adjectives beginning with consonants. A cookie A helmet A hot ticket An eagle An orang-u-tan An outrageous example.
It is usually appropriate to place a comma before "but." One should not use a comma after "but."
no. u would say "Her birthday is tomorrow." not "Her birthday is on tomorrow"
You use "an" before any word that sounds like it starts with a vowel.
It is not proper to start a sentence out with the word me.
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It is a topic of on-going and sometimes rabid debate whether it is a or an before a word beginning in h. Which is correct depends on which side of the argument you sit. Personally, I have never met anyone who uses anything but a in speech.
Unpromising is the main meaning of the word inauspicious. A good sentence to use for this word is, it was an inauspicious beginning to the movie.
A sentence can start with "so", so you certainly can.You would not use a comma at the beginning of a sentence, as suggested above.You do not always need to use a comma with the word sobut if you do, it is best to use the comma before the word. An example is "The travellers faced a long drive home, so they decided to stop at MacDonald's first."