Why ‘a hospital’ but ‘an hour’

My primary school teachers told me when a word starts with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u), I should use an, and use a with other letters (consonants). It sank in but I got confused when I saw a university and an hour. Through the years, I searched for clues until I found the most accurate— a simple one at that. If you are still confused like I used to be, relax and let’s get it right together once and for all. Articles a and an are indefinite articles, it…

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