According to AP style, the use of 'a' and 'an' is not so difficult to understand. There is one standard rule that you have to follow. > You have to use ‘a’ before consonant sounds that are non-vowel sounds. For example, • A traditional look. • A one-year old boy. Note: Though ‘o’ in ‘one’ is vowel, but it sounds like –w in ‘one’. That is why, ‘o’ is taken as a consonant sound. > You have to use ‘an’ before vowel sounds. The letters a, e, i, o, u represent vowel sounds. For … [Read more...]
AP Style Guide
Most of the newspaper, magazine and other online publication writers prefer AP Style for their publications. So, do you want an effective or effecient publication? Do you want to make your write-up a perfectly acceptable write-up?
Then, you can follow this AP Style Guide to make your writing error-free; to access acceptable grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation.