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Subject: Just got my copy in the mail and the 1st thing i noticed is.... rss

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A grammatical error on the cover! Am I mistaken or shouldn't it read "A Heroic Adventure..." instead of "An Heroic Adventure..."??? It's small but certainly doesn't instill confidence in the quality of the game... :(
I will try to remain open minded upon my first few playthroughs...
 
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Matt Simpson
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Haha, I suppose it does say that. It's a very good game with a few a minor errors so don't start off discouraged.
 
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It is not an error, just a style of grammar that some people like, and some don't, when using a wording starting with "H".

"But support for this an is on the wane. Both the Guardian and Telegraph style guides, as well as the Oxford Dictionary, advocate using a when the h is pronounced at all (‘a hotel, a historian’). And etymologist Michael Quinion, himself a self-confessed ‘old-fashioned’ an user, points out younger people’s preference for a.

But fogies with a fondness for an can at least still count on The Times style guide (‘prefer an hotel to a hotel, an historic to a historic, an heroic rather than a heroic’). And Fowler’s Modern English Usage kindly acknowledges that ‘the choice of form remains open’."


http://writing-skills.com/hit-or-myth-use-an-before-h-words
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sabbat00 wrote:
It is not an error, just a style of grammar that some people like, and some don't, when using a wording starting with "H".

"But support for this an is on the wane. Both the Guardian and Telegraph style guides, as well as the Oxford Dictionary, advocate using a when the h is pronounced at all (‘a hotel, a historian’). And etymologist Michael Quinion, himself a self-confessed ‘old-fashioned’ an user, points out younger people’s preference for a.

But fogies with a fondness for an can at least still count on The Times style guide (‘prefer an hotel to a hotel, an historic to a historic, an heroic rather than a heroic’). And Fowler’s Modern English Usage kindly acknowledges that ‘the choice of form remains open’."


http://writing-skills.com/hit-or-myth-use-an-before-h-words

Thank you this made me feel better! :)
 
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Jeremy Anderson
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Skrell wrote:
A grammatical error on the cover! Am I mistaken or shouldn't it read "A Heroic Adventure..." instead of "An Heroic Adventure..."??? It's small but certainly doesn't instill confidence in the quality of the game...
I will try to remain open minded upon my first few playthroughs...


As the other poster pointed out, this isn't a typo. "An" before an H is allowed, even if the H isn't silent, thought it's a little archaic.
We did that intentionally.
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James Boutilier
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Come on people, as they would say on "Master Chef," Jeremy is "elevating" the form and function of language in this game

I for like an "n" before my "h"

Less talking, more distributing !

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