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Hello . I have some issues with when to use a,an,the
sometimes even if the word doesnt start with a,e,i,o,u still it uses articles an 

like hp laptop it uses an article

please explain

Thanks in advance


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As I explain in the lesson, you have to take the sound of the letter into account, not just the letter.

If you say 'HP' out loud, you will notice that the first sound is /ei/, not /h/. That's why you should say an HP laptop, but a hand.


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