using articles


which one is correct

An Australia

A Australia

asked May 25 '14 at 11:06 james New member

4 answers


'An' is used before a word that starts with a vowel sound, as Australia does.

An Australian


A word can start with a vowel but have a consonant sound.

A unique situation.


A word can start with a consonant and have a vowel sound.

It is an honor to meet you.

link comment answered May 26 '14 at 12:52 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow



It is possible:


I finally saw a shirt with an Australia word printed on it.


Although of course you might as well just say "with Australia printed..."

link comment answered May 27 '14 at 00:57 Sandy New member

Are you serious, or is this a wind-up?

link comment answered May 26 '14 at 16:56 Caroline Wiggins New member

James - remember that the word 'A' cannot come before 'Australia'. It would be 'An Australian...."





link comment answered May 26 '14 at 20:28 Karen OKeefe Contributor

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