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Indefinite Articles – “A” or “An” before “H”? Blame the confusion on the French.

It’s easy to remember what indefinite article to use before most words:

Use “a” before words that begin with a consonant as in “a banana,” “a xylophone,” or “a red convertible.”
Use “an” before words that begin with a vowel as in “an apple,” “an editor,” or “an eager beaver.”

However, words that start with the letter “H” do not follow the rule […]