This is a discussion on A LEO, AN L.E.O.-- A historic, indefinitely within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by bigmacque Um .... not to nit-pick, but "Ess Double-ewe Ay Tee" team is redundant. Team is not redundant... Special Weapons And Tactics ...
OMG Like, *** This thread had me LOL'ing. No.. wait. L'ing OL. No. L'ing O L'ing. .....I was being all loud with my laughing.
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Ar Thar be an LEO
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"A historic" or "an historic"?In summary: A historic is more common in online writing, but both usages are sufficiently common to be considered correct.
The thing to realize is that grammar and spelling are constantly changing. How we speak and how we spell today is much different than 200 years ago. But I have several pet peeves in this area and it is hard to keep from cringing when I come across one.
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I always us "an" with LEO because I am spelling the acronym in my head as I type. I never thought about saying "Leo" and never do in conversation.
I guess I should start using punctuation in the acronym.
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from 6th Grade English classs: If the word after the a or an is a vowel sound use "an". If the word after the a or an has a consonant sound, then use "a"
that is "an" LEO
that is "a" Law Enforcement Officer"
....and I got straight A's in English Class
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Ironically I noticed throughout this thread I read it by how it is written.
Example; "a LEO" I read it in my mind as the word Leo,
if it is "an LEO" I spell it out in my head.
Subconscious clues/conditioning I would dare speculate.
I am also aware that my grammar leans a bit toward the atrocious side.
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I can sympathize, oakchas. I've been going insane with the amount of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary problems I see on a regular basis in this forum, on Facebook, and on my school's discussion boards.
It's ok to be a Grammar Nazi.
When it comes to acronyms, you use the article that you would use if you spelled the acronym out. For example. With LEO, you would say, "a law enforcement officer", so you should also say, "a LEO".
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