Linked Questions

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Is it supposed to be a HTML or an HTML [duplicate]

I've seen many people who say: This is a HTML page. Yet I've also seen many people who say: This is an HTML page. Are both usages equally correct? Or, which is the grammatically correct one? ...
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2answers
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A or an XML report? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? Does one use 'a' or 'an' before the word 'X-Ray'? Quite simply, should a sentence read "a XML report" or "an ...
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1answer
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“An SQL Server database schema” or “a SQL Server database schema”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? I got the following sentence from the book I'm reading: You can take a database-first approach by first ...
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5answers
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Is it “a SSD” or “an SSD”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: an SQA or a SQA? Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? Since SSD (solid-state drive) is pronounced es-es-dee, I'm wondering whether one should ...
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4answers
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“An RV” or “a RV”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? I am writing about Random Variables, which I am abbreviating to RV. Should I write 'an RV' (an Arr-Vee) or 'a ...
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1answer
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Why do we write 'He has an MA' and not ' a MA' even though MA does not begin with a vowel? Can anybody give me anymore examples like it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? Why do we write 'He has an MA' and not ' a MA' even though MA does not begin with a vowel? Can anybody give me ...
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2answers
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Why use “an” before a word that starts with a “L” [duplicate]

In this document, it says: An LTI (Linear, Time-Invariant) system, in a simplified sense, will exhibit two behaviors Can someone explain why the use of "An" instead "a" is correct here?
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1answer
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When using “HR” for Human Resources, should “a” or “an” be used in front of it in a sentence? [duplicate]

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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1answer
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When using “an” before a vowel sounds wrong [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should I use “a” vs “an”? Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? Consider the following sentence: "This is a one-time deal" sounds right "This is an one-time deal" ...
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4answers
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Should one use “an” or an “a” before an acronym beginning with the letter H? [duplicate]

Consider the sentence: He offered to be an HSC. vs: He offered to be a HSC. In the example above, HSC stands for Health Service Consultant. If one were saying the sentence aloud, one would ...
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2answers
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When should one use “a” versus “an” with initialisms? [duplicate]

With initialisms, should one choose "a" or "an" based on the sound of the first letter of the initialism or based on what the first letter denotes? For example, if "MOU" denotes Memorandum of ...
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1answer
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“a” versus “an” before an acronym that begins with the letter “U” [duplicate]

I have an unusual situation related to the well-worn topic of when to use a/an before an acronym. We all know that the SOUND is what dictates which to use. So, for example, this is correct: "If an ...
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2answers
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Writing a SOP or Writing an sop? [duplicate]

I know it should be "a" but it sounds so awkward? So should it be "an"?
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2answers
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Are there any exceptions to the rule stipulating that the article “a” be used (rather than “an”) if the following word begins with a consonant? [duplicate]

I know that we should use "an" instead of "a" if the next word (such as a noun) is a vowel. But I'd like to know if there is an exception to this? One example: How to install an SSL certificate. ...
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2answers
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A MPR vs AN MPR [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? I searched google for "a MPR" and "an MPR". The first one returns about 52000 hits while the second one returns ...

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