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.