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Aug 12 2009   7:24PM GMT

Initialisms, acronyms and articles

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
We deployed __ FTTH network in Calaveras, CA.
a. a
b. an

Answer: b

Explanation: Because FTTH is pronounced as the individual letters (eff-tee-tee-aitch), we treat it the same as a word starting with a vowel.

See more here about initialisms and acronyms, also whether Y is a vowel or a consonant.

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