IS HR an acronym? Should "a" or "an" be used in front of it in a sentence, such as: Do you have an HR question?

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    Simple answer: Listen to how you say "HR". Then follow this rule. Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 16:02
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    Use "those jerks in"...
    – Oldcat
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 21:42

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Since phonetically "H" begins with an "A" sound, one would use "an" instead of "a". For example, FBI would also utilize "an" instead of "a" since "F" is an "Ef" sound. Since the acronym begins phonetically with a vowel, one needs to use "an", the article which preceeds regular words which begin with vowels.

Source: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/abbreviations.htm

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    Nice answer, I arrived at the same conclusion.
    – Azar
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 15:55

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