Is It an N or a N?

It’s an N. When pronounced as a single letter, the consonant "N" begins with a vowel sound; therefore, we use the indefinite article "an".

It’s an N. When pronounced as a single letter, the consonant "N" begins with a vowel sound; therefore, we use the indefinite article "an".

Her name begins with an N.

Her name begins with a N.

Remember that the difference between "a" and "an" is determined by pronunciation rather than spelling.

I need to buy a personalized notebook with an N on it.

Apply the same strategy with other consonants that are pronounced with a vowel sound; thus, we say an F, an H, an L, an M, an R, an S, and an X.

Write the name of a meal that begins with an M.

Other abbreviations and acronyms that begin with the letter "N" and take the article "an" can be found below:

  • an NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
  • an NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement)
  • an NFL (National Football League)
  • an NFT (Non-Fungible Token)
  • an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization)
  • an NLP (Natural Language Processing)
  • an NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)
  • an NRA (National Rifle Association)
  • an NSA (U.S. National Security Agency)
  • an NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)
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