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From: don groves <dgroves@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] "a 'a list" or "an 'a list"
At 14:39 8/7/2004, Brian Hurt wrote:

> >From one of the many pendants-R-us discussion forums I'm on, this question
>came up: which is grammatically correct: "a 'a list", or "an 'a list",
>when discussing Ocaml types in english?  Is there a standard (de-facto or
>de-jure) or just whatever sounds right to the ear of the writter?
>
>To the french reading this discussion: please remember that English as a
>language not only borrows words from other languages, it often lures
>unsuspecting languages down dark alleys, hits them over the head with a
>lead pipe, and rifles through their pockets for loose grammar.


And yet, it has become our international standard. So much for superior
human intelligence.

It is "an" whenever the following word begins with a vowel or vowel sound
(such as 'an historical event')
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dg

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