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Articles : a/an
1) a before a consonant, an before a vowel.
a school an animal
2) Sounds matter, not spelling.
a house an (h)our
(the "h" is voiced.) (the "h" is not voiced.)
- when the "h" is voiced, the word begins with an "h" (a consonant sound). => a
- when the "h" is not voiced, have a look at the remaining sounds. => an
(for example: hour, honour, honest)
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This word begins with the sound you can find in "yellow", "USA" (/j/) It is a consonant sound and you should use "a".
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