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Old 11-11-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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An RX-8 A RX-8

AN OR A??!?!
both make sense....which is it?!

AN ARE EX EIGHT
A R X 8.


soooo confusing!

an rx-8 sounds way better to me but an is only before a vowel!??!?!? :[
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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it's An RX8. It's not how you spell it, but rather how you pronounce it. An F-15 airplane. An E-350 van. The english teachers lied to you whent hey said vowels only get an "an". Hope it helps!

I'll be refering to mine as "THE RX-8"!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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What a funny post for a site so full of poor spelling and grammar. Grammar Nazi definitely would be a full-time job here.
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Let me ask...If somebody was to ask... What car do you own?

A Mazda RX8....OR An Mazda RX8. I think anybody with a basic understanding of the English language would support the latter. Sometimes, the rules of language are confusing
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:13 PM   #6
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Um, I support the former.
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Well Spotted. You passed the "Beginners Course In English"

I have a Mazda RX 8
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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Let me ask...If somebody was to ask... What car do you own?

A Mazda RX8....OR An Mazda RX8. I think anybody with a basic understanding of the English language would support the latter. Sometimes, the rules of language are confusing
But that wasn't the question....
Throwing the word 'Mazda' in there changes things.


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Its funny how most words that start with a vowel take on the AN. For example .. an apple, an image, an ipod, an eraser. BUt for the RX8 its also an. Weirdd
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^ that scared the living **** out of me when i opened the thread lmao.
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And an SUV, for that matter.
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I say My rx8. Or she. Or megatron
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an is used before a vowel. a vowel is not how you spell it its how you pronounce it for example u is a vowel, but you use a unit, not an unit; again h is not a vowel, but you say an hour, not a hour.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #15
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I claim to speak only 2 languages.

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Anything else, I can't be expected to know.
language is subjective, its the information thats the key.
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If a word *SOUNDS* like it would start with a vowel, it takes "an". This is especially applicable to letters/acronyms since 1/2 of the letters in our alphabet sound like vowels and the other half sound like consonants.

Think of watching Wheel of Fortune... You might buy an "I" (Eye) but you would also ask for an "R" (Are). On the other hand, you would ask for a "C" (Sea) or a "P" (Pea).
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Jason the hour rule is because the "h" is a silent so the next letter is a vowel and the "an" is used. This from my degreed wife/school teacher.
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Jason the hour rule is because the "h" is a silent so the next letter is a vowel and the "an" is used. This from my degreed wife/school teacher.
yea thats why I said its judged by pronunciation not spelling. because you pronounce hour begin with o.
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If a word *SOUNDS* like it would start with a vowel, it takes "an". This is especially applicable to letters/acronyms since 1/2 of the letters in our alphabet sound like vowels and the other half sound like consonants.

Think of watching Wheel of Fortune... You might buy an "I" (Eye) but you would also ask for an "R" (Are). On the other hand, you would ask for a "C" (Sea) or a "P" (Pea).

But, what if i wanted to buy an "S", because you dont buy a "S"
but now that i think about it, you start with the eehhhh sound.
i think, if it sounds right, you go an... thats the rule lol
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You're sell advise definately would of their sense for hear, to.
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