this is a usual thread on hltv
I can tell you becuase I speek english
but that is a bad sentense
you had your first english class in the 4th grade or what?
are u asking because u dont know?
me dumb but I don't think this rule is very important
A usual is correct, the rule isn't about spelling like a lot of people think, it's about phonetics. 'usual' starts with a 'y' phonetic, not a vowel phonetic, hence why words like 'history, or home' sometimes use 'an' because certain accents omit the 'h' phonetic so the beginning phonetic is the vowel phonetic, so it would be said like "I need an 'ome" or "an 'istory of" or words like honest where the 'h' isn't pronounced by any accent.
Vowel sound - an
Consonant sound - a
"Usual" starts with a consonant sound, so a
i bet your mom is disappointed
"Usual" starts with a vowel. So it would be correct to say "an usual". But, since we pronounce "usual" with a 'y' at the beginning, as in: 'yoo-sual,' it feels more intuitive to say "a usual."
So, in daily conversation "a usual" is more commonly heard, but the technically right answer is "an usual."
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A usual not an usual. Oke thanks hltv.
I would use 'a usual' but thism ight be a case that has no roght or wrong answers
Wtf, even americans are debating?
I think the rule is quite clear - when writing or speaking formally, the rule states that before vowel-started words should be AN and not A - but, on coloquial forms, "a usual" for the benefit of phonetics is accepted.
Have I been tricked this whole time?
Dumbo, come to me for all your struggles in englando
spell it out loud phonetically
starts with Y = a
starts with u = an
"a usual". 'an' is only used when the beginning sound of the following word is a vowel phonetic. In this case 'usual' starts with the phonetic 'yoo' instead of 'uh' even though it starts with the letter u.
it's just like an honor vs a honor
and this is why its a shit language
I are think a usual correck
this is a csgo forum not tf2
"a usual" because usual is pronounced with a "y" sound. For A/An it's based off what the following word sounds like, not what it's first letter is.
it sounds like consonant so a usual
a usual duuh u get f in english roflmao