Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bluesboy3, Aug 5, 2021.
I work in an hotel, all gilt and flash. Remember the gaff where the doors we smashed?
An SG or a SG? I say a a SG but I can see an SG
I would say a historical event, an honorary mention, an herb, a helicopter
"Awhile" is used incorrectly in the above.
with. a. h.
I have a history of...
I have an historic ...
Still haven’t been regaled with a single video clip of this phenomenon in the wild.
Yeah, missing hyphen.
it is an historic fail on my part! A while ago I thought you weren't a JA.
If English originated in the states it would be called what some Canadians call us, ‘Merican. Many rules of English language grammar are rooted in the use of the language where it originated. Remember the song ‘Enery the Eighth? Herman’s Hermits I believe. The H was dropped. English pronunciation drops more or fewer consonants depending on the dialect, but once dropped, they’re still there when the word I’d spelled out. Many in the US use an in place of a where the initial constant is silent in the spoken language. In legal documents, the “proper” grammar is used. I personally have more trouble with the English referring to groups, companies departments and such, in the plural.
Which is interesting as both "history" and "historic" have the same first six letters and are pronounced exactly the same.
Are you a friend of Digby Jones Bluesboy3?
An now for something completely different.
you've never 'eard this one then, 'ave you?
Down in an hole and I don’t know if I can be saved.
Yep. Don’t sound right.
Seriously??? In a post about proper word usage and pronunciation?
My understanding is that when you write it, you're supposed to write "an historic", but when you speak you're supposed to say "a historic". Not sure if that's correct or not, just have it tucked away in what's left of my brain.
Ah, name calling. Nice.
I know that it probably isn't spelled out in grammar books these days, but I remember being taught that you should use "an" in front of words that begin with "h" depending on a soft "i" that follows the "h." The "i" in historic is soft. That might be only exception to using "an" instead of "a." A hat, a helping hand, a hot momma, a hut, etc. But it would look and sound funny with "an hitman." My 2 cents.