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    FYI versus an FYI, versus a FYI

    What is correct - FYI, or an FYI, or a FYI? If this is 'an FYI', is it because of word Information - "For Your Information"?


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    Re: FYI versus an FYI, versus a FYI

    If FYI is used as a noun is must be 'an FYI' because the 'F' has a vowel sound (ef)


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    Re: FYI versus an FYI, versus a FYI

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    What is correct - FYI, or an FYI, or a FYI? If this is 'an FYI', is it because of word Information - "For Your Information"?
    If you are using it in a letter/e-mail, just FYI. No article is required.

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    Re: FYI versus an FYI, versus a FYI

    It's commonly used as a noun though.

    Jim, Anne: Please review and let me know about your edits.
    Pete: This is an FYI only - no action required.

    You're right that we could write it as "Pete: This is FYI only" but it's showing up quite a bit as a nou anyway.

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