The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
"An" goes before all words beginning with vowels EXCEPT for the following:"u" words that begin with a "y" sound like uniform, union, united, unique"o" words that begin with a "w" sound like "one" So yes, the sign was incorrect.Special bonus content: use "a" before all words that start with consonants EXCEPT for those that begin with a silent "H" -- honesty, honorable, etc. Now can I have a Packemin blog password, please?
from what I remember from English class it should be an "an". "Use an where needed before a vowel". But who knows anymore with the way English is taught and allowed!
You are correct. The pronunciation of uniform, starts with the sound "yu", rather than "uh" (the letter is a vowel, but the pronunciation is the consonant version of "y"), so it should be "a" rather than "an"
If the word following begins with a vowel--use "an".an umbrella not a umbrella.
yes, it should be A uniform.An is not used before words beginning with a u and having a "you" sound, such as uniform, university, universe
What Tim said...
Then of course, there's the whole issue of how to pronounce the A.'Uh uniform?''Aye uniform?'
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