How to use an and a correctly.... For example, an eating disorder For example, a eating disorder ?

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For example, an eating disorder

For example, a eating disorder ?

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  • 1 year ago
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    'An' is used if the next word begins with a vowel sound. 'Eating disorder' begins with the long E sound, so it would be 'An eating disorder'.

    One exception is if the next word begins with 'y'. 'Y' can be either a vowel or a consonant, but the 'y' sound is always 'a'. A yellow umbrella. A unique opportunity. This rule is for American English. Brits might say 'an unique opportunity'.

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    an eating disorder-- you would only use a if you dropped the word eating---a disorder.

  • 1 year ago

    an eating disorder.

    If the word after it starts with a vowel SOUND, use "an". If it starts with a consonant SOUND, use "a". It's a pretty simple rule.

    a desperate uncle

    an unhappy father

    a university (y sound)

    an ulterior motive

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