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Subject:Re: Articles with Acronyms From:Bill Burns <WBURNS -at- VAX -dot- MICRON -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 10 Jan 1995 10:09:10 MDT
Even though the letters represent consonants, the pronunciation of the first
letter is nonconsonant. In speech, we'd naturally precede it with the article
"an." In writing, then, we should use whichever article agrees with the
pronunciation of the first letter of the acronym. The Gregg Reference Manual
also supports this usage (7th. ed., section 1101).
"Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum." (Ambrose Bierce)