A or An

Subject: A or An
From: Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 1994 10:17:58 EDT

In-Reply-To: CNSEQ1:TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu's message of 09-22-94 08:22

Hi writers:

Please send me your votes:



Number One implies that you are speaking the letters, Number Two assumes that,
since it is an initialism of "Relational Database Management System", you must
be speaking the full expression every time.

Please respond directly to me, and I will summarize if there is an interest.
I need some support for my position in some editing I'm doing for my
marketing manager (and I can't find anything about it in my reference works).


Gwen (ggall -at- ca -dot- oracle -dot- com)

"The question is not the size of your intelligence,
but how you use the little amount of it you might have."

--Sir John Guilgud

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