Mjaredb posted:

NW stands for northwest--what do you use before NW ('a' or 'an')?

 

Hello, Mjaredb, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

It depends on how you pronounce "NW" as you are reading.

NP stands for "noun phrase" in linguistics.

Most linguists write "an NP." They pronounce the "n" in "NP" as [ɛn].

Other linguists write "a NP." They pronounce the "n" in "NP" as [naʊn].

In the first case, NP begins with a vowel sound.

In the second case, NP begins with a consonant sound.

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