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hello guys

Some days ago, I heard one thing from my teacger, he said an university is wrong and we have to say a university. He called this knowledge: phonology and phonetic. Can you explain is it true or not and why? A university or an university? A useful or an useful? A user or an user? A ugly or an ugly?


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    The choice of "a" or "an" is based on how the word is pronounced, not how it's spelled. Since "university" begins with a consonant sound "y", you use "a", not "an".
    – Barmar
    Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 4:34
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    This is something English speakers learn as little children. If you're learning English now, you should ask in English Language Learners.
    – Barmar
    Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 4:46
  • The choice of "a" or "an" is largely based on how the word is pronounced. There is at least one grey area (eg aspirated an hotel). Commented Jul 27, 2023 at 14:33

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