Subject: Re: misc/446: installation script typos (text messages...)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 09/15/1994 19:58:47
>> echo -n "Creating a fstab..."
>> I think it should be "an fstab" if you insist on using a/an.
So do I, FWIW.
> all of the grammar rules i learned said that it should be 'a' not
The rules I learned say that it depends on how you pronounce "fstab".
If you pronounce it as I do, eff-ess-tab, it calls for "an". If not,
well, it depends on how you _do_ pronounce it. "file-sys-tab", for
example, would call for "a" rather than "an".
Perhaps this belongs on alt.usage.english or something rather than