a/an (good) explanation

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hongover

Member
Chinese-China
Hi all,

I wonder whether "()" affects our use of "a" or "an". For example, should I say (please ignore the context):

  1. Let me give you a (good) explanation; or
  2. Let me give you an (good) explanation.
Thank you.
 
  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    The choice between a and an is determined solely by the (sound of the beginning of the) word which follows immediately after it:

    a good explanation
    an explanation
     
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