It’s a common mistake that always plays with our minds. Like you are texting or writing a paragraph and suddenly you become confused with whether a honest or an honest is correct. In the following article, we will discuss it.

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A honest or an honest

If I directly answer it “an honest” is correct. The word Honest starts with “H” and H remains silent and sounds like ‘O’ nest. As we know that if any word starts with a vowel and before that word we always use the article “an”. This is a backdated rule which is being taught in schools in Asia.

What should be taught?

It’s not that hard. Let me explain it if any word sounds like a consonant (university – yniversity) then we will use “a” article. For example a university.

If any word sounds like a vowel (Honest – Onest) then we will use “an” article. For example an honest.