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    Use of an or a

    Is it correct to use the word 'an' or singular 'a' when preceding an acronym, even though the leading letter is not a vowel?

    Using spoken english, the use of a singular 'a' does not sound correct.

    For example - The groups signed an MOU or The groups signed a MOU

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    Re: Use of an or a

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is it correct to use the word 'an' or singular 'a' when preceding an acronym, even though the leading letter is not a vowel?

    Using spoken english, the use of a singular 'a' does not sound correct.

    For example - The groups signed an MOU or The groups signed a MOU
    If you say an "em o u", then you use "an".
    If you say a "mou", then you use "a".

    The same applies to other acronyms and initialisations:
    A NATO meeting; an OPEC meeting; a UN (you en) meeting...

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