Is It a Host or an Host?

It’s a host. The rule for using "a" or "an" is based on pronunciation, not spelling. Since the initial letter (h) of the word host is clearly pronounced, we use the article "a".

It’s a host. The grammar rule for using a or an is based on pronunciation, not spelling. Since the initial letter (h) of the word host is clearly pronounced, we use the article "a".

A host can always deny a request.

An host can always deny a request.

He made his debut as a host.

Similarly, we say "a hostess" (not "an hostess").

A hostess can always remove a participant from the meeting.

The following words also begin with a sounded "h", and therefore take the article "a":

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