RE: A User or An User?

Subject: RE: A User or An User?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'McLauchlan, Kevin'" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "'Will Husa'" <Will -dot- Husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 13:21:01 -0700

Since "an historical" is still correctly used in American-English, at least
in certain elevated sorts of contexts and as we don't really have a hard
rule about the usage, I would say that using "an historical" would yield
less controversy than using "a historical." I don't know about pronouncing
the aitch in "herb" though. That's just weird.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> So, the question is, if one is writing for a British
> audience, which way
> do the articles swing? And what about the other (non-American)
> Englishes? Australian? New Zealand? Indian?


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