In what cases do you need to write “about” before words, and in what cases “about” (“about him” and “about him”)?

We continue to help our readers understand the correct spelling of Russian words and their combinations. This time we will talk about using the prepositions “o” and “about” next to words.

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Many people remember a simple rule from school. If the word begins with a consonant letter, you must use the preposition “o”, and if with a vowel, then “about”. In fact, one caveat is overlooked – the rule is not about letters, but about sounds! And this is an important difference.

For example, if at the beginning of a word there is a vowel “e”, then sounds [й’э]… But only the second of them is a vowel, and the first – “y” is just a vowel. A similar situation is with the letter “yu” at the beginning of the word. She is a combination of sounds [й’у]… The letter “I” also turned out to be dangerous, because it consists of sounds [й’а]… So you can correct the rule – if the word begins with the letters e, e, yu or i, then next to it you must use the preposition “o”… This is dictated by the presence of a vowel sound at the beginning of a word.

For example, “about Japan”, “about apples”, “about hedgehogs”, “about the only one”, “about yule”. But in other cases, before the vowels, you need to put “about” – about the clouds, about Asia, about the game, about improvements, about the father.

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