Re: Articles with Acronyms

Subject: Re: Articles with Acronyms
From: Melody DeMeritt <mdemerit -at- CYMBAL -dot- AIX -dot- CALPOLY -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:46:29 -0800

Could we end the discussion wiht a simple rule....

It isn't whether or not the word begins with "h." The choice
for a/an depends on the SOUND that begins the word. Thus, the
difference between honor (starts with a vowel sound) and history
(starts with a consonant sound).

The American College Dictionary states:

"an -- the form of "a" before an initial vowel sound"

Melody


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