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A or an before an abbreviation. Options
Philip Fouche
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:12:52 AM

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Does one say a MM or an MM (with MM an abbreviation of a name)?

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tunaafi
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:25:58 AM

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If MM is the abbreviation of a name, I can't for the moment think of an occasion to use an indefinite article before it. However, if we did need one, it would be 'an'.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:32:24 AM

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It is always the sound that controls a/an.

so
an 'emm emm'____. > An MM ______

an 'ess oh ess' > An SOS

a 'Yoo Enn' meeting > A UN meeting

etc
Philip Fouche
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:43:05 AM

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Thank you!
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:29:11 AM

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A vowel sound qualifies for use of 'an' and surprisingly,at times, 'a' also qualifies for a word starting with a vowel but not sounding like vowel, as in 'a usual move', unlike as in 'an usual move'.Think Think Think Dancing Dancing Dancing

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
Islami
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:45:12 AM
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Abbreviations or full words won't make any difference.
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