Is It a Useless or an Useless?

It's a useless. The adjective useless begins with a consonant sound, a "you" sound, so it takes the indefinite article "a".

It's a useless. The adjective useless begins with a consonant sound, a "you" sound, so it takes the indefinite article "a". Remember, the rule for using "a" or "an" is based on pronunciation, not spelling.

This is a useless device.

This is an useless device.

Follow the same practice with the adverb "uselessly".

It was a uselessly committed crime.

This is a partial list of words that begin with the vowel “u” in the spelling, but make a "you" sound, and therefore take the article “a”:

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