[Dixielandjazz] -ize and -ise

Jim Beebe jbeebe at centurytel.net
Sun Sep 14 12:28:33 PDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Ingle" <dingle at baldwin-net.com>

> Jim: Like most of us schooled in English in the States, you and I learned
> use "An" before a word beginning with an H. To quote you..."An high
> level..."   Current usage is changing, and several newspaper style books
> that using "a high level...rather than AN before  "high level" is
> acceptable. Trouble is, when you have been "Ear-Trained" to use the older
> style, it looks wrong when you read it.

Don:  Don't forget the immortal words of Mark Twain. "Ain't ain't right."

Jim Beebe

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