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Why isn't it “an adblocker”? [duplicate]

Why isn't it "an adblocker"? I know that it should be a, but why does an feel so better and is an correct in this case?
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definite and indefinite articles [closed]

This is a pretty forward question that requires a straightforward one piece with no possibilities answer. I'm not a native English speaker or a dweller of an English speaking country, but I paid a ...
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Why “a user” instead of “an user”? [duplicate]

I am getting confused while using an article an. Because an is used while referring to vowels (a,e,i,o,u). But today I read an article where for user they used a user. My question is, why was an not ...
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'an' or 'a' before the word 'user'? [duplicate]

We learn in English grammar class to use 'a' before words starting with consonants and 'an' before words starting with vowels. Since for the word 'user' which starts with a vowel, are we supposed to ...
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Use of “an” for a word not starting with a vowel [duplicate]

I've encountered this quite a few times now. I'm aware that usually words, starting with a vowel require an "an", words not starting with a vowel are preceded by an "a". Sometimes words start with a ...
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When to use “a” and when to use “an”? [duplicate]

Summation of answers and comments: Use "an" before a word that begins with a vowel sound, otherwise, use "a". Still not clear on which to use before acronyms that can be read as ...
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Confusion in placing Articles a and an before nouns

When I was a kid I was taught that Article An should be placed before nouns starting with a Vowel letter, but now i got to know that it's actually the sound of vowel we should focus not the letter. ...
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Should you use “a” or “an” with foreign words that start with “hi”? [duplicate]

For example, the word hikikomori (recluse in Japan). Some sources use "an hikikomori," like this entry in IMDb. And this article in the BBC uses "a hikikomori." Are both usages acceptable? Or only ...
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question about when we use a and when we use an [duplicate]

The patient had been waiting in the emergency room for almost an hour before a doctor finally treated her. (an) goes with a,e,i,o,u (a) goes with the other letters why do we use an hour ? instead ...
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A or An with words starting with eu-? [duplicate]

While doing science homework, I came across something I found strange. The term "eukaryotic" had a as the article instead of an. I was looking at: A eukaryotic cell... I learned that if a word ...
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Is it “an 1973 coin” or “a 1973 coin”? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed that I keep writing "an 1973 coin", and similarly for all the other dates that start with 1 (e.g. "an 1639 coin"). This does not only apply to coins, obviously, it's just the ...
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“a unique car” or “an unique car”? [duplicate]

does unique need "a" before it or "an" ? It starts with a vowel but it annoys when using "an" . I want the answer for a very formal article . Thanks !
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Should I use “an” in case that the adjective starts with a vowel? [duplicate]

Cambridge: The book presents a one-sided view of history. I'm confused. I thought that it should be an one-sided view of history. Could you please explain this case to me? I know that the article ...
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an/a R function [duplicate]

R is a computer language (link). When describing a function written in R, I want to know which of an R function or a R function is correct. I initially thought an R function was correct according to ...
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Why is it “an Asia” but not “a Asia”? [duplicate]

There was an Asia Minor and an Asia Major located in modern-day Iraq. Classical antiquity We use "an" when the word is starting with a, e, i, o, u. (e.g. an elephant) Second rule is if the word ...

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