Is It an Honorable or a Honorable?

It’s an honorable. The choice between "a" and "an" is determined by the initial sound of the following word. Since "honorable" starts with a vowel sound (the "h" is silent), it takes the indefinite article "an".

It’s an honorable. The choice between a and an is determined by the initial sound of the following word. Since "honorable" begins with a vowel sound (the "h" is silent), it takes the indefinite article "an".

He is still an honorable man.

He is still a honorable man.

When it comes to choosing between "a" and "an", it's the sound, not the spelling, which is important.

We cannot refuse an honorable challenge.

It was a choice on whether to kill him with an honorable death or set him free.

A partial list of words that also begin with a silent "h" and take the article "an":

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