Is It an Honor or a Honor?

It’s an honor. The rule for choosing between “a” and “an” is based on pronunciation, not spelling. Since the word honor begins with a silent "h", it takes the indefinite article "an".

It’s an honor. The rule for choosing between a and an is based on pronunciation, not spelling. Since the word honor begins with a silent "h", it takes the indefinite article "an".

It's an honor to meet such a distinguished director.

It's a honor to meet such a distinguished director.

Another example:

It was an honor to attend the convention.

Follow the same convention with the derived forms “honored” and “honoring”.

He was an honored Professor in Berlin.

It was an honoring comment.

The following words also start with a silent "h", and therefore take the article "a":

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