Re: A vs An in front of an acronym beginning with L

Subject: Re: A vs An in front of an acronym beginning with L
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwrl techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:34:58 +1100

On 12/01/09 04:11 PM, Robyn Richards wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've had a quick look for usage of "a" vs "an" in
> front of an acronym beginning with a vowel sound,
> for example a (an?) LSP. It seems there is conflicting
> information. I just wanted to get a quick poll on
> what people are using.

Which article you use depends on the pronunciation of
the acronym: "an LDAP server," "a LISP command" If
there are two equally popular pronunciations of the
acronym (for example, "earl" or "you-are-ell" for
URL), establish the pronunciation on first usage:

A small computer system interface (SCSI,
pronounced “scuzzy”) cable...

-- Janice

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