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Daily Express, April 23, 2018

It used to be considered correct to put ‘an’ before a word beginning with ‘h’ in which the second syllable was stressed, as in ‘horrific’ and ‘horrendous’. These days it looks precious. Don’t use ‘an’ before ‘hotel’ either. The only time to use ‘an’ before a word beginning with ‘h’ is when the ‘h’ is silent, as in ‘honour’ or ‘hour’.

It would have been nice to have a full point at the end of the third par, but perhaps it was too much trouble.

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