"A hereditary" or "an hereditary"

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Mon May 10 21:12:14 UTC 1999

Pafra & Scott Catledge wrote:
> Dear Grant--Would you also say "a herb? ;{)

Admittedly, I'm not Grant, and, as I don't pronounce the "h" in "herb" I would
say "an herb".  But I would say "a Herb Albert album", as I say "a hereditary
condition".  "Historical" can go either way for me, depending on whom I'm
speaking with at the time, I think.

Andrea Vine
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avine at eng.sun.com
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