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Its rather be an used car, not a used!



 
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Its rather be an used car, not a used! #1 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 4:52 am   Its rather be an used car, not a used!
 

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ESL/EFL Test #798 "Dialogue Practice: Buying a Car (1)", question 1

Man: Hi, I'm looking for a ......... car in the $5000 to $10000 price range.
Salesman: Sure, our pre-owned cars are in this section.

(a) brand-new
(b) worn-out
(c) used
(d) troubled

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #798 "Dialogue Practice: Buying a Car (1)", answer 1

Man: Hi, I'm looking for a used car in the $5000 to $10000 price range.
Salesman: Sure, our pre-owned cars are in this section.

Correct answer: (c) used

Your answer was: incorrect
Man: Hi, I'm looking for a worn-out car in the $5000 to $10000 price range.
Salesman: Sure, our pre-owned cars are in this section.
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itd rather be an used car, not a used!!!!

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Its rather be an used car, not a used! #2 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 7:26 am   Its rather be an used car, not a used!
 

This is one of two exceptions to the general rule, due to the sound made by the 'u' within the word.
'a used car' is fine.

Where the 'u' at the beginning of the word makes the sound 'u' as in up, then 'an' is needed.

"A used computer"
"A uniform"
"A united front."
but
"An umbrella"
"An uncle"
"an umpire"

Here is a fuller explanation.
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