You might have heard someone say they’ve done ‘an honest’ or ‘a honest’ day’s work. But which is correct? We’ll answer that in this article, plus teach you how to use the correct one in a sentence.
Need an answer now? Here’s the short one.
Therefore, you should only say or write ‘an honest’ rather than ‘a honest.’
The correct way to say this phrase is ‘an honest,’ whether you’re describing a family member or a friend.
You’d never say ‘a honest.’ This is because the word honest begins with a vowel sound.
As with the phrases we talked about in the last section, the same would be true no matter what word follows the phrase ‘an honest.’
You could be talking about ‘an honest’ person or ‘an honest’ review of a product or service.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word ‘honest’ as free from fraud or deception, truthful, genuine, and real.
It can also mean humble, plain, good, worth, respectable, and marked by integrity.
Sometimes, people use it to mean worthy of praise, innocent, simple, or marked by free, forthright, and sincere expression.
Are you wondering how to pronounce this phrase? Here’s a short guide.
To pronounce this phrase correctly, take a look at the phonetic spelling:
Let’s take a look at some examples of how to use ‘an honest’ in a sentence.
To recap, we learned the following:
So remember to use ‘an honest’ rather than ‘a honest’ in your writing.
If you ever get stuck on anything, you can always come back to review what you learned. It’ll be right where you left it in our confusing words and phrases library. You might want to check it out as you’re learning the language. Others have found it helpful, so maybe you will too.