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An X-ray or A X-ray?

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FairLadyRantALot Mon 15-Jun-09 14:06:51

Well...A X-Ray sounds wrong...but by the rule that An is only used if the next word starts with a vowel....well...than A X-ray should be correct?


bigstripeytiger Mon 15-Jun-09 14:08:37

I thought that you also used 'an' if the word sounded like it started with a vowel, as in X-Ray.

FairLadyRantALot Mon 15-Jun-09 14:41:59

oh right, that would explain it...thanks...

cattj Tue 16-Jun-09 19:51:42

How do you explain the oft seen "an hotel" then?

AMumInScotland Tue 16-Jun-09 19:58:18

That would be poncy people who pronounce it very French-style, so it sounds like "a notel", with a silent "h".

FairLadyRantALot Tue 16-Jun-09 23:22:50

cattj...possibly stupidity...well..that would be one possible explaination...grin...but I like AMumInScotland's theory better grin

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