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    Red face B as in

    Hello,

    What's the right expression?

    -A FOR apple

    -A AS IN apple

    Cheers

    Heidi

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    Re: B as in

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    What's the right expression?

    -A FOR apple

    -A AS IN apple

    Cheers

    Heidi
    We use them both over here, but AS IN is more accepted these days.

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    Re: B as in

    an for apple
    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    What's the right expression?

    -A FOR apple

    -A AS IN apple

    Cheers

    Heidi

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    Re: B as in

    Quote Originally Posted by maungmaungNaing View Post
    an for apple
    The question is not about indefinite articles. It's about the first letter of the word "apple". The word "apple" (as well as the word "fat") is widely used as an example how the a() is pronunciated. This is because, the pronunciation of the word "apple" (as well as fat, cat) is presumed to be learnt (or be taught) at the very beginning of the learning process.

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    Re: B as in

    Yes, exactly.

    Let's say you had to give a code to someone over the phone and the code was VZTP. That might not be very clear over a bad connection. So you say "V as in victory, Z as in zebra, T as in Tom, and P as in paper" -- you can choose whatever words you want as long as they are clear.

    There are words used by the military to represent those letters, but any words your listener will know will be fine.

    KAABD K as in Kangaroo, A as in Apple, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: B as in

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    What's the right expression?

    -A FOR apple

    -A AS IN apple

    Cheers

    Heidi

    it is wrong!

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    Re: B as in

    Quote Originally Posted by maungmaungNaing View Post
    it is wrong!
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    Why do you say so?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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