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For ESL Writers
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard.
- David McCullough
Writing Tip of the Week: A & AnDid you know that whether you use a or an before a word depends on the vowel or consonant sound of the first letter?Sometimes, the vowel o makes the consonant sound w, and u can be pronounced y. Then you use a: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a universitySometimes, the consonant h is silent, and you use an: an honor, an hourAlways trust the sound, not the letter!Adapted from English Language Centres and GrammarlyIf you missed a Writing Tip, visit our Weekly Writing Tip Archive
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