Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Is for An

Newsday Grammar War
Erik German of Newsday had the task of writing about upset readers complaining about an "an" in a headline. He wisely chose Bryan Garner as a source.

So is it "a" or "an"?

Dozens of readers called and many others e-mailed Newsday to complain about Sunday's Page 1 headline, "How An LI Nursing Home Empire Got Its Way." The story detailed a dispute between 12 indicted nurses and their former employer.

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