Is It an Honest or a Honest?

It’s an honest. Since “honest” starts with a silent “h”, we use the indefinite article “an”.

It’s an honest. Choosing between a and an is determined by the sound at the beginning of the following word, and not how it's spelled. Since “honest” starts with a silent “h”, we use the indefinite article “an”.

David is indeed an honest man.

David is indeed a honest man.

More examples:

She’s trying to make an honest living now.

I want you to give me an honest answer.

Follow the same convention with the derived form “honestly” (adverb).

She had an honestly held belief that her actions were justified.

A partial list of words that begin with a silent "h", and therefore take the indefinite article "a":

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