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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Should the word A or An be used for this statement? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a letter and before hand I need to know rather or not to use a or an for a specific sentence. I know that U is a vowel, but because of the way the sentence sounds I re-framed ...
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1answer
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“a” or “an” in this situation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: “A” vs. “An” in writing vs. pronunciation Use of “a” versus “an” I know that "an" should be used when a word is followed by ...
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Why “an FT op-ed” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “A” vs. “An” in writing vs. pronunciation In an article in The Economist, it is written "That was raised in an FT op-ed...". Why is it "an FT op-ed" ...
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Is “an s-t-r-e-e-t” correct? [duplicate]

For example, is the following sentence grammatically correct in terms of the usage of the article? There was an s-t-r-e-e-t in London.
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9answers
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Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms / initialisms?

99% of the time, I'm clear on when I should use "a" versus "an." There's one case, though, where people & references I respect disagree. Which of the following would you precede with "a" or "an," ...
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When should I use “a” vs “an”?

In the following example, is it appropriate to use a or an as the indefinite article, and why? He ate __ green apple. I know that in the case of just "apple", it would be "an apple," but I've ...
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Should 'AA Battery' be written with 'an' or 'a'?

As we say "I need a double A battery" and write the battery as 'AA Battery', should we use 'a AA battery' or 'an AA battery' when writing about this object? Thought it was interesting and would like ...
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an SQA or a SQA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? Although I am clear about the usage of 'an' and 'a' on most cases, but I am not sure how they are applied in ...
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“An” or “A” with acronyms which sound like they start with a vowel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you use “a” or “an” before acronyms? Should you use "a"n or "a" with acronyms which sound like they start with a vowel when read literally? ...is ...