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Old 04-18-06, 09:38 PM   #3
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Default 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):
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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."
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