Re: A User or An User?

Subject: Re: A User or An User?
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Will Husa" <Will -dot- Husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 12:57:38 -0400

I never use "an user"... Then again, I hardly use "user" except in
pure administrative terms.

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Will Husa <Will -dot- Husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com> wrote:
> One of my clients may be confused on the use of "a vs an" when it comes to
> IT technical terms. The Associated Press Stylebook 2004 recommends that you
> use "a" before a word that sounds like a consonant. (A one-user license
> sounds like "a won you sir license.") Whereas, "an" should be used before a
> word that sounds like a vowel. (An NBA record sounds like "an en bee a
> record.")
> I've been using "a User" in my manuals. In your manuals, do you refer to the
> user as "a User" or "an User?"

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