Re: a or an

Subject: Re: a or an
From: Kelley Sheppard <ksheppar -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: roberta -dot- boyle -at- lmc -dot- ericsson -dot- se, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 17:16:43 -0500

I've always thought the general rule was if the first syllable of the
word is a vowel sound (not necessarily a vowel) you should use "an"; if
it's a
consonant sound you use "a." So in this case you would say "an" because
sounds like im (short i). I think this also applies to silent H, e.g.,

Roberta Boyle (LMC) wrote:

> Hello,
> I know this question is quite basic, but we are in disagreement here.
> would like to know which
> to use, a or an in the following heading:
> Defining an MSC
> Defining a MSC

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