Dilemmatic

I just reviewed the post below and now it’s killing me.

Should I write an or a before “SAP (Socially Awkward Person)”?

Oh my.

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13 responses to “Dilemmatic

  1. dwitri

    ok you should always base it on speech context.

    it’s an an when the next letter starts with vowel when pronounced, e.g. an SAP (es-ay-pee); an EU policy (ee-yu)

    it’s an a when it starts with consonant when pronounced, e.g. a UN general secretary (yu-en); a European Union mission (yu-ro-pee-an).

    so. never base it on written form. you did well :)

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  3. banjokai

    aw, interesting xD xD

  4. dwitri

    Update:
    ‘historical’ is an exception, it’s preceded by ‘an’ because much to my surprise, the h remains silent.

    (yeah i’m obsessed like that)

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