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“an” or “a”

Which is cor­rect, “an” opos­sum or “a” opossum?

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  1. If a sin­gu­lar noun begins with a vowel, use “an.” In this case, use “an.”

    If a sin­gu­lar noun begins with a con­so­nant, use “a.”

    You can find a super expla­na­tion at Purdue OWL, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/540/01/.

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