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Gray
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Hi group,

Should the sentence read:

Has a R&M awareness meeting been held? *or* Has an R&M awareness meeting been held?

Thanks,

Graeme
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Thomas Sachs
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Gray schrieb:
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[q1]> Hi group,[/q1]
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[q1]> Should the sentence read:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Has a R&M awareness meeting been held? *or* Has an R&M awareness meeting been held?[/q1]
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[q1]> Thanks,[/q1]
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[q1]> Graeme[/q1]

a - i guess , I am not sure about this case, but in common grammer you going to see only a vocal is
following use the an
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Cybercypher
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"Gray" <[email protected]> burbled news:[email protected]:

[q1]> Hi group,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Should the sentence read:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Has a R&M awareness meeting been held? *or* Has an R&M awareness meeting been held?[/q1]

The choice between "a" and "an" is based on how the following words is pronounced. In this case, the
letter "R" begins with a vowel, so it would take "an". If, on the other hand, "R&M" is pronounced
"ram", then it would take "a", because the acronym begins with a consonant sound.

--
Franke: Grammar 1: Internalized rules for the spoken language. Grammar 2: Formal rules for the
written language. Grammar 1 does not equal Grammar 2.
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Einde O'Callagh
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Gray wrote:
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Hi group,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Should the sentence read:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Has a R&M awareness meeting been held? *or* Has an R&M awareness meeting been held?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
"an R&M ...", because the pronunciation of the letter "R" starts with a vowel sound.

REgards, Einde O'Callaghan
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Einde O'Callagh
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thomas sachs wrote:
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[q1]> Gray schrieb:[/q1]
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[q2]> > Hi group,[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Should the sentence read:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Has a R&M awareness meeting been held? *or* Has an R&M awareness meeting been held?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Thanks,[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Graeme[/q2]
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[q1]> a - i guess , I am not sure about this case, but in common grammer you going to see only a vocal[/q1]
[q1]> is following use the an[/q1]

I'm sorry, you're wrong. The indefinite article "an" is used before vowel sounds and the letter "R"
starts with a vowel sound.

Examples: a hat an hour a university an umbrella a PC an MP

Regards, einde O'Callaghan
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