Question by  manny (185)

Is it "a uniformed officer" or "an uniformed officer"?

I know the first way sounds right, but the second way follows the general "a" versus "an" rule.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

The correct form is "an uniformed officer" The rule for "a" versus "an" is the same even when the beginning vowel is silent.


Answer by  Jenna (587)

This is a tricky one! In the English language we use "an" before words that start with a vowel sound. You have to be careful... because there are instances where a word is spelled with a vowel as the first letter, but the sound it is pronounced as is a consonant. Here it starts with the 'j' sound.

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