RE: A vs an

Subject: RE: A vs an
From: Aoidìn Scully <ascully -at- flexicom -dot- com>
To: "'Patricia Castin (Trish)'" <pcastin -at- dset -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 15:57:24 -0000

I've always thought that 'a(n) historical moment' and 'a(n) historic
moment' meant two different things.

'Historical' means 'a moment from history'...and 'historic' means 'a
history-making moment'...

Hmmm...maybe I'm wrong...there's a first time for everything, I suppose.

-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Castin (Trish) [mailto:pcastin -at- dset -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2000 3:33 PM
Subject: A vs an

I was wondering the exact same thing and was about to post when I saw
this. Thanks for proving I'm not (totally) nuts!


Subject: RE: a vs. an
From: "Murrell, Thomas" <TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 15:38:10 -0500
X-Message-Number: 64

I'm wondering why no one has picked up on what seems to me to be much
than "a/an."

Wouldn't it be better if it were a(n) _historic_ moment?

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