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Re: Everyone Should Get A Airsoft Eduacation

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:20 am
by Hans.landa
i was thinking of putting "an" n, but then i read this: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/using-a-and-an-before-words/

turns out its only before: The rule states that “a” should be used before words that begin with consonants (e.g., b, c ,d) while “an” should be used before words that begin with vowels (e.g., a,e,i).

No lie i really did read this before posting it, but then... i didn't scroll down...

Similarly, you should use “an NBC reporter” (because “NBC” is pronounced “enbisi”) and “a NATO authority” (because “NATO” begins with a “ne” sound).

So yea, i did wright it right, the way it sounded, when i was proofreading, I corrected it and turned out to be wrong...

hopefully my failure gave you a good laugh, productive correction, improper application on your part.

Re: Everyone Should Get A Airsoft Eduacation

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:24 am
by HolyHandGrenade
Hans.landa wrote:turns out its only before: The rule states that “a” should be used before words that begin with consonants (e.g., b, c ,d) while “an” should be used before words that begin with vowels (e.g., a,e,i).


It's based on the sounds, not whether it is or isn't a vowel or consonant.

So yea, i did wright it right, then corrected it and turned out to be wrong...


write* :P

Re: Everyone Should Get A Airsoft Eduacation

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:29 am
by Hans.landa
HolyHandGrenade wrote:It's based on the sounds, not whether it is or isn't a vowel or consonant.


exactly:

Hans.landa wrote:i didn't scroll down...

"Similarly, you should use “an NBC reporter” (because “NBC” is pronounced “enbisi”) and “a NATO authority” (because “NATO” begins with a “ne” sound)."


if you scroll down in the article, they talk about the sound ^ that is a quote from the article.

HolyHandGrenade wrote:write* :P


ok, the "write" was the **** spell check from Mac OSX Lion.... i would rather the red underline... and i correct it instead of it correcting it wrong.

Re: Everyone Should Get A Airsoft Eduacation

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:45 am
by HolyHandGrenade
Hans.landa wrote:Mac OSX Lion


'nuff said. If you had told me that to begin with, I would have known the problem right from the start! :lol:

Re: Everyone Should Get A Airsoft Eduacation

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:49 am
by Hans.landa
Such a great operating system <3

don't get me wrong, i love my custom over clocked i7 evga gtx 560 build too :D

Re: Everyone Should Get A Airsoft Eduacation

Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:17 am
by RedPanda
MY Grammas is m0re b3tter!!!