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using “an” or “a” in front of an “h”

Is it improper to say “an his­tor­i­cal problem”?

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  1. “An his­tor­i­cal book” is not idiomatic in American English. Before a pro­nounced h, the indef­i­nite arti­cle should be “a.”

    A hotel; a historical.

    Therefore, pre­cede a word begin­ning with a “breathy” “h” with an “a.”

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