Hi, I am in the UK as a trainee (actually mainly to learn some more about the work in the IT and to see how they work in different companies and in different countries) now somehow all of them are like "you are here to learn English" which is actually at best secondary if not even less (I think my English is actually good enough for a foreigner) So as they all want me to learn better English I thought of a few small questions and funny enough NOBODY could answer me and some even tried to gave me completely stupid and wrong answers so maybe there are people here who could help ^^ (often notice people with US or UK flag doing weird mistakes too but yeah maybe there is an English teacher here who would know of just some people that are interested in their language XD I probably wouldn't be able to teach anyone proper German as well as it is a big difference to speak a language or to really know how to use it well) So first question If there is a vowel (a i u e o [y]) after the word "the" you speak it different like "si" or however you would write that. (some were trying to tell me you could say "the" either way depending on your liking ... they didn't know its about those vowels -.-V) So if I say "The Interface" I'd speak the "the" like "si" but what if I say "The graphical Interface" how would I say "the" there ? still like "si" as its pointing at the Interface or the normal "the" as "graphical" is g which is not a vowel ? Next Question I learned that in English the Y is a vowel too ! even thought noone here in the UK seems to know that oO ... but as far as I know you still use the "normal" "the" even if there is a word with a Y (or is it an?) last one Last "mistake" I remember was some guy writing about "programming a RPG" which should be "an" (I pretty sure about that) but than again R is not a vowel ^^V but I think its because it does sound like "ar" ? anyone wants to enlighten me ?