Use of A and AN

Subject: Use of A and AN
From: LYNDA KENNEDY <lyndak -at- NEWBRIDGE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 08:11:28 -0500

Good morning,

In our office we have 5 technical writers that are split on the use of A
and AN prior to accronyms. Is there a rule of thumb regarding the use of
either before accronyms? The argument is to use AN if the accronym
begins with a vowel or a soft constant, such as N.
Any ideas?

Cheers,

Lynda




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