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Edited by DonnaB, 28 August 2011 - 05:18 PM.
"When "u" sounds like "y" in "you", or "o" sounds like "w" in "one", then use "a". For example, "a user-friendly device" or "a one man show."
After reading the 15 pages, my question was not answered...
I read some really funny comments, it was totally worth it!
- "a_ (by using P2P applications) infected user"
- "an (by using P2P applications) infected user" ???
Thanks in advance
If I understand your question correctly, you want to know whether to use "a" or "an", but in this case, you have the parenthesized portion of the sentence in there? In that case, you would probably be best off rewriting the sentence! Technically,however, it would be "a", because the next word begins with a consonant. A less awkward way to handle this would be to write:
- A user who is infected due to the use of P2P applications
- A user who
whois infected by using P2P programs.
To provide more explanation for something else I brought up with you, and which is also a common mistake for non-native English speakers, is the difference between "advise" and "advice". Advice is a noun; you can offer someone advice, but you cannot advice them. Advise is a verb, so you can advise someone to follow a course of action, but you cannot offer them advise.
Edited by Amst3rDamag3, 29 August 2011 - 02:45 PM.
Wow glad i readed this post now my englishe and grama will be lots gooderer thanks to your input.
I wish people could speak as well as i do does, i hope that this learns them.
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