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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt Jul 15 '11 at 9:39

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an abbreviation that is pronounced is the same as a word in this context. This is no different from the other questions. english.stackexchange.com/questions/8181/… – Matt E. Эллен Jul 15 '11 at 9:01
sorry for all the tag edits – Matt E. Эллен Jul 15 '11 at 9:06
I added british-english cause I had no idea what to tag it as. My bad. – Alec Smart Jul 15 '11 at 9:09
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You read "L.V." as "el vee", therefore you need to precede it with "an".

An el vee.

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