Re: a or an

Subject: Re: a or an
From: "Linda Sims" <lsims -at- dset -dot- com>
To: "Roberta Boyle (LMC)" <lmcrobo -at- lmc -dot- ericsson -dot- se>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 17:00:39 -0400

On 14 Oct 99, at 10:56, Roberta Boyle (LMC) wrote:

> Hello,
> I know this question is quite basic, but we are in disagreement here. I
> would like to know which to use, a or an in the following heading:
> Defining an MSC
> Defining a MSC
The answer is . . . it depends. :-)

If you are pronouncing each individual letter in MSC ("em ess
cee"), then you'd use "an".

If you are pronouncing it as a word ("misc"), then you'd use "a".

Linda Sims, Ext 1278
Technical Writer
DSET Corporation

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