Is It an NDA or a NDA?

It's an NDA. Since the individual letter N begins with a vowel sound, we use "an" before NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

It's an NDA. Since the individual letter N begins with a vowel sound, we use "an" before NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

An NDA or non-disclosure agreement is a legal contract between two or more parties.

A NDA or non-disclosure agreement is a legal contract between two or more parties.

However, when reading or writing the abbreviation as words, use the article "a".

Do you need a non-disclosure agreement?

Remember, the rule for using a or an is based on the initial sound of the following word, not spelling.

The main purpose of an NDA is to protect the confidential information of a company.

And we say an N (not "a N").

Can you draw an N with your finger?

A partial list of abbreviations that also start with N and take "an":

  • an NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)
  • an NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • 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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