RE: A User or An User?

Subject: RE: A User or An User?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Will Husa'" <Will -dot- Husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 10:08:04 -0700

"An oo-sir"? Have your client present any support for that absurdity. Is
English your client's first language? How does your client pronounce
"user"?

Lauren


> From: Will Husa

> 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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