Re: Articles with Acronyms

Subject: Re: Articles with Acronyms
From: "Robert E. Allen" <re_allen -at- PNL -dot- GOV>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 15:38:58 GMT

In article <9501101140 -dot- A02019 -at- smtpgw -dot- liebert -dot- com>, Kelly Burhenne
<burhennk -at- smtpgw -dot- liebert -dot- com> says:

>Text item: Text_1

> Question: When using an acronym (as you all know, very prevalent in our
> profession) preceded by an article, should you use the article that
> agrees with the first word the acronym represents, or use the article
> that agrees with the pronunciation of the acronym.


I alway go for pronounciation--if it starts with a vowel sound, us "an."
I also apply this to words starting with "h."

Bob


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