Connie (twofishsquished) wrote in thequestionclub,
Connie
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After reading the post about poor spelling, I was reminded about a story. A student in my english class asked my teacher whether it should be written and read as "A x-ray" or "An x-ray." She said it should be "A x-ray." But that doesn't sound right at all. I thought the rule was that if the word started with a vowel sound then you would use 'an.' 'X-ray' starts with a vowel sound, doesn't it? Such as the word 'hour.' You don't say "A hour," because the 'h', in this case, makes the 'ah' sound. But she just said 'no,' it's read "A x-ray." I still don't understand why that is. Is she right or wrong? If you know the right answer, can you please tell me why it's read as it is? Thanks.
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