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DutchMeteor 04-18-06 08:33 AM

Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Ok, nitpicking here...
But can the title of the site (in the IE/Opera titlebar) be changed from "An NVIDIA Fansite" to "A NVIDIA Fansite"?...
The 'n' does not have to be added here... (forgot the actuall term actually :o )...

Bothering me a loooong time already! (bur)



Thxbye! :D

SLippe 04-18-06 09:35 PM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
1. Indefinite Articles: a and an
A and an signal that the noun modified is indefinite, referring to any member of a group. These indefinite articles are used with singular nouns when the noun is general; the corresponding indefinite quantity word some is used for plural general nouns. The rule is:

a + singular noun beginning with a consonant: a boy
an + singular noun beginning with a vowel: an elephant
a + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound: a user (sounds like 'yoo-zer,' i.e. begins with a consonant 'y' sound, so 'a' is used)
some + plural noun: some girls
If the noun is modified by an adjective, the choice between a and an depends on the initial sound of the adjective that immedately follows the article:

a broken egg
an unusual problem
a European country (sounds like 'yer-o-pi-an,' i.e. begins with consonant 'y' sound)
Note also that in English, the indefinite articles are used to indicate membership in a profession, nation, or religion.

I am a teacher.
Brian is an Irishman.
Seiko is a practicing Buddhist.

EDIT; Addition:

Found this on NVidia's website...
Quote:

GeForce 7 Series Products are Available for Purchase NOW!
Purchase an NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT now through any of the following launch partners:

Clay 04-18-06 09:38 PM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Gib is correct:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/esliart.html

http://www.drgrammar.org/faqs/

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/a.html

I think this is what you're getting confused about (in bold below):
Quote:

Use an in place of a when it precedes a vowel sound, not just a vowel. That means it's "an honor" (the h is silent), but "a UFO" (because it's pronounced yoo eff oh). This confuses people most often with acronyms and other abbreviations: some people think it's wrong to use "an" in front of an abbreviation (like "MRI") because "an" can only go before vowels. Poppy****: the sound is what matters. It's "an MRI," assuming you pronounce it "em ar eye."


Clay 04-18-06 09:43 PM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by -=Gib-McFragger=-
Of course I am correct, you ninny! :p
You actually DOUBTED my powah?? FOOL! :firedevil

Yeah, I had a cold chill as I typed those humbling words. :D

superklye 04-18-06 10:01 PM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Clay
Yeah, I had a cold chill as I typed those humbling words. :D

Seeing you type those gave me this burning sensation during urination.

GIB, GET TESTED ALREADY.

retsam 04-18-06 10:56 PM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
ewwwww... thanks superklye, i didnt need to image in my head tonight...

OWA 04-19-06 07:20 AM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Heh, I always thought it was incorrect also and I always tried to use "a Nvidia" instead of "an Nvidia". Guess I need to stop doing that. :) Thanks for the links and explanations.

DutchMeteor 04-19-06 07:26 AM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Whoa....... it seems i owe some ppl an apology :o

Indeed, i was confused...simply forgot about the 'silent' rule...
Getting too old i guess!!!

Thanx for the English lessons!!!!
Nevar too old to learn (re-learn) something new i guess!! :D :thumbsup:

tieros 04-19-06 05:29 PM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Shouldn't it be "The nVidia Fansite" ?

:D

SLippe 04-20-06 12:43 AM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
:ignored: (popcorn)

DutchMeteor 04-20-06 03:42 AM

Re: Site title in IE/Opera titlebar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by -=Gib-McFragger=-
Heh, the silent rule? There is nothing silent about it, it's spoken as it's written, "An NVIDIA Fansite" :)

Well, whatever rule applies here, it doesn't matter.. :p

I stand corrected, the rest of the world is right, i was wrong..
The 'N' stays, and I had a late English Grammar lesson... thanx! :D


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