Is It an L or a L?

It’s an L. As an individual letter, the consonant "L" begins with a vowel sound; therefore, it takes the indefinite article "an".

It’s an L. As an individual letter, the consonant "L" begins with a vowel sound; therefore, it takes the indefinite article "an".

The word love begins with an L.

The word love begins with a L.

Remember, the rule for using "a" or "an" is based on pronunciation, not spelling.

Draw an L to represent the center of an area of low pressure.

I need to buy an L-shaped desk.

Other consonants that begin with a vowel sound, and therefore take the article "an", are "F", "H", "M", "N", "R", "S", and "X".

An X means that the task was completed,

Follow the same convention with abbreviations that begin with an "L" and are pronounced as separate letters; for example, we say "an LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)" or "an LGBT person" (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender).

An LDL level of 180 or above in adults is considered too high.

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