A awesome day / An awesome day

Republicana

Member
Spanish / Spain
Hi!

There is a video, released on April Fool's Day 2013, that shows Kid President as President Barack Obama. He is giving a special message from the White House and, at some point, wishes everyone 'a awesome day'. Could you tell me if this use of the indefinite article is common in English? Is it a mistake? Thanks!!
 
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  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    It's never standard. It could be a mistake by a child who's too young to have got the grammar completely correct yet. But some speakers do use 'a' before vowels, and use a glottal stop to separate them: this is a minority, highly non-standard use. (I don't know if there are any regional or class accents where this is common, or if it's just individuals.)
     
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