Re: Silent H (was a or an)

Subject: Re: Silent H (was a or an)
From: "R2 Innovations" <R2innovations -at- myna -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 00:46:58 +0000

"Owen Clancy" <clancy -at- caboolture -dot- net -dot- au wrote:

> >I think this also applies to silent H, e.g., "an hour."
> >
> I could never understand why the rule was also applied (sometimes) to voiced
> H, as in "an hotel"
Owen, anyone who writes it this way is definitely incorrect. I
remember a grade school English teacher drilling into our thick
little skulls the difference between a 'soft' H (as in hour) and a
'hard' H (as in hotel). It took some time, but it finally sunk in
and has stayed with me ever since.

Ralph E. Robinson
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