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    Red face a SGT or an SGT?


    I'm in the middle of a conflict between to teachers and translators because they do not agree if we should use "a" or "an" in this phrase:

    "a/an SGT company"

    Some say that there are phonetic rules, like "ss" vs "ess", others say that there are exceptions due to the initials, I'm feeling lost.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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    Re: a SGT or an SGT?

    Welcome to the forum, develCuy.

    An is correct, as S sounds like ess when spoken, and an precedes a vowel sound.



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