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    a/an RJ(restorative justice) program?

    I want to know the use of article.

    Which is correct, a RJ program or an RJ program?

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    Re: a/an RJ(restorative justice) program?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hazar View Post
    I want to know the use of article.

    Which is correct, a RJ program or an RJ program?
    If you are going to write or say "RJ" as an abbreviation, then you would use "an". This is because the first sound you will hear is effectively a vowel. When we say the letter "R" on its own, it is pronounced "AR".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Apr-2010 at 18:20. Reason: My dreadful punctuation!


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    Re: a/an RJ(restorative justice) program?

    I want to know the use of article.

    we say the Earth
    and we can say 'the 'with another planets like
    can i say the Mars etc or just Mars?

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    Re: a/an RJ(restorative justice) program?

    Quote Originally Posted by emilii77 View Post
    I want to know the use of article.

    we say the Earth
    and we can say 'the 'with another planets like
    can i say the Mars etc or just Mars?
    I think "Earth" is the only planet with which we commonly use an article. For all the other planets, you would simply use the name.

    Even with "Earth" the article is not really required, if you are using it as a proper noun. I think it has just become customary to call it "the earth" for no apparent reason!

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