"A hereditary" or "an hereditary"
rahaas at UNCG.EDU
Mon May 10 22:12:07 UTC 1999
I say "an historical account," and I would probably say "an hereditary
condition," if I ever had cause to say it. I've been called on the "an
historical" tendency, but I declare that it is not a put-on. I'd never even
thought about it that much, until I was called on it by my girlfriend in 1988. I
still say "an historical" whatever-it-may-be; I no longer see her. One thing had
nothing to do with the other . . . I think.
"A. Vine" wrote:
> 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.
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