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A or an expensive-pendant-lamp-knock-off?

2018-01-31 09:31 #0 by: Niklas

Did I get this headline right or wrong?

“How to make a expensive-pendant-lamp-knock-off“

Is it “a knock-off” or “an expensive...”? Did I make any other mistakes?

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2018-01-31 09:35 #1 by: Evelina

Since the adjective "expensive" begins with a vowel sound, it is correct to say "an expensive...". 

If you were to just say "a knock off" without the use of an adjective that begins with a vowel sound, such as "expensive", then you would say "a knock-off".

Does that clarify it for you?

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2018-01-31 09:37 #2 by: Evelina

So, “How to make an expensive-pendant-lamp-knock-off“, would be correct. 

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2018-01-31 09:57 #3 by: Niklas

Thanks! That’s crystal clear. :-)

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