Use of "a" and "an" in English speech.
Love DuoLingo. New to it, but noticed on the website "hector mastered a English skill". Just thought I'd question this "modern" usage. I suspect it is becoming more common through non-vocalised on-screen communication. But if spoken English is being taught, "an English skill" would seem to me to be much better English. More skilful! :) Cheers.
Yes! I don't know if that's included in the English lessons, but they should mention that the indefinite article ("a") changes to "an" when predeeding a vowel. It sounds really odd to me to hear it otherwise.
"Hector mastered a English skill" is incorrect in both spoken and written English. It should definitely be 'an' whether written or said out loud. :)