34 CommentsThis discussion is locked.
That would be true if uniform were pronounced as "ooniform". I'm not sure what dialect of English you have, but most of them pronounce it as "yooniform". Y, notably, being a consonant here.
It's why why someone would say "Could you spare a Euro? and not "Could you spare an Euro?"
Or someone would say "I visited a university yesterday" rather than "I visited an university yesterday."
It's not the WRITTEN word but the SOUND. You need to be careful with the words starting with U because it can be pronounced either /a/ or /ju/, and H because it may be silent sometimes.
A universe, uniform, etc...
AN umbrella, umpire, etc...
A hospital, house, etc...
AN hour, heir, etc...
there are some answers to the question about the use a and an before the begining words with vowel! but it is not clear for me, could some friend help me with this. i will apreciate your answer and i I want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy ending of the year and a successful new year 2017