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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblu11 View Post
    Just received an email from a fundraising organisation that I have previously donated to. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed with the following mistakes and gave up on reading the email after seeing the second mistake:

    "...restore a women's dignity..."
    "...is an horrific..."

    It's supposed to be a professional organisation damn it!
    What's wrong with the second example?

    Also, don't you mean "an organisation to which I've previously donated"?

    "...dreaming of a belly full of life..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funchu View Post
    What's wrong with the second example?

    Also, don't you mean "an organisation to which I've previously donated"?

    "...dreaming of a belly full of life..."
    I was always taught 'an' should only precede a word starting with a vowel. The rules do get a little muddy when the word starts with 'h'. Even my computer tries to correct it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Devine. Makes me thing of Miranda Devine. Also a pet hate
    Makes me think of Devine brown...and Hugh grant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I was always taught 'an' should only precede a word starting with a vowel. The rules do get a little muddy when the word starts with 'h'. Even my computer tries to correct it then.
    "An" can be placed in front of some words stating with "H". It is really quite confusing. I tried to google it once in order to clear it up, and just got more confused.

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    Think it's only for words starting with "h" if the h is silent and makes a vowel sound (like honour, honest etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    "An" can be placed in front of some words stating with "H". It is really quite confusing. I tried to google it once in order to clear it up, and just got more confused.
    See, it works with "an hour" but not with "an horse".. I thought because"hour" sounds like it should start with an "A". But even that rule doesn't always work, as with the instance of "an horrific" which is correct, there should be an "an" placed before it, but why? It doesn't sound like it stats with a vowel, like the word "hour" does.
    English is a complicated language!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    See, it works with "an hour" but not with "an horse".. I thought because"hour" sounds like it should start with an "A". But even that rule doesn't always work, as with the instance of "an horrific" which is correct, there should be an "an" placed before it, but why? It doesn't sound like it stats with a vowel, like the word "hour" does.
    English is a complicated language!


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    Exactly why I get confused on this bit!!

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    Argh! I have seen two people post on Facebook today "Least we forget".

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    Oh really? Really Australia? Can't we even get that right?!? My 5 year olds know its 'lest'. For shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Devine. Makes me thing of Miranda Devine. Also a pet hate
    Think??

    You're having a shocker!! Haha
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