Is It a Hypothesis or an Hypothesis?

It’s a hypothesis. We use "a" before words that start with a consonant sound. Since the first letter of the noun "hypothesis" (the h) is pronounced, we add the article "a".

It’s a hypothesis. We use "a" before words that begin with a consonant sound. Since the first letter of the noun "hypothesis" (the h) is pronounced, we add the article "a".

A hypothesis is typically described as a guess.

An hypothesis is typically described as a guess.

Three more examples:

She formulated a hypothesis that is difficult to test.

Formulating a hypothesis requires a specific and predictable statement

We developed a hypothesis to analyze what happened with biodiversity over time.

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

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