How to use an and a correctly.... For example, an eating disorder For example, a eating disorder ?
For example, an eating disorder
For example, a eating disorder ?
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
'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'.
- mokrieLv 71 year ago
an eating disorder-- you would only use a if you dropped the word eating---a disorder.
- GypsyfishLv 71 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