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Apr 16 2009   4:31PM GMT

Which is correct — a URL or an URL?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
A top-level domain name is an essential component of ________.
a. a URL
b. an URL

Answer: a

Although the U at the first of URL is a vowel, the abbreviation is pronounced “you-are-ell.” Because the letter Y is a consonant in this case, use a rather than an.

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