use of artile 'an'
Is the usage - an historical monument' correct? why?
Use "a" when the "h" in the word following the article is pronounced - a historical monument, a history book, a hymn, a homily, a hobo.
When the "h" is silent, then use "an" - for e.g., an hour ago, an heir to the throne, an honest woman.
|link comment||answered Nov 04 '11 at 18:26 Shaila Fernandes Expert|
Although it seems to be falling out of "style" in non-scholastic settings, using "an" with "historic" is the sort of thing that, if missing, is duly noted by an academic, often very much to the author's disadvantage.
In other words, since "an historical monument" is known to be correct by many, you risk looking bad in writing if you don't use it yourself.
|link comment||edited Jun 11 '13 at 02:02 Katie New member|
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