determiner the form of the indefinite article (see a1) used before words beginning with a vowel sound.
It is better to use a rather than an before words such as hotel and historical that begin with a sounded h-. An was common in the 18th and 19th centuries because the initial h was then often not pronounced.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.


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