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Subject:Re: a or an From:Kelley Sheppard <ksheppar -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com> To:roberta -dot- boyle -at- lmc -dot- ericsson -dot- se, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Thu, 14 Oct 1999 17:16:43 -0500
I've always thought the general rule was if the first syllable of the
word is a vowel sound (not necessarily a vowel) you should use "an"; if
consonant sound you use "a." So in this case you would say "an" because
sounds like im (short i). I think this also applies to silent H, e.g.,
Roberta Boyle (LMC) wrote:
> I know this question is quite basic, but we are in disagreement here.
> would like to know which
> to use, a or an in the following heading:
> Defining an MSC
> Defining a MSC