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    an accepted principle

    Do you pronounce "an" as /æn/? Or as /ən/?

    Rule: an accepted principle or instruction that states the way things are or should be done, and tells you what you are allowed or are not allowed to do.

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    Re: an accepted principle

    I use the schwa pronunciation if I'm speaking quickly. I might use either if I were speaking more slowly.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 02-Sep-2020 at 15:54. Reason: Fix a typo.
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