A vs. An

I would have thought most writers knew this one, but I’ve stumbled upon this error on more than one site recently, and not just in the text of the writing but in the titles sometimes!

It’s a quick tip today, because it really doesn’t require much in the way of explanation.

When using ‘a’ or ‘an’, it’s very easy to know which to use when.

‘A’ is used in front of a word that begins with a consonant sound.

‘An’ is used in front of a word that begins with a vowel sound.

Just to make sure you know the difference, vowels are A, E, I, O, U (in this instance, Y doesn’t count).

Consonants are all the other letters that aren’t vowels.

I say a title today on an article, “A Easter XXXX”

Nope. It’s “An Easter XXXX”.

So that’s the quick lesson for the day – ‘A’ before consonant sounds, ‘AN’ before vowel sounds.

Any questions?

Love and stuff,
Michy