Is It an NYSE or a NYSE?

When pronouncing the abbreviation NYSE as individual letters, we say an NYSE (the letter "N" starts with a vowel sound).

When pronouncing the abbreviation NYSE as individual letters, we say an NYSE (the letter "N" starts with a vowel sound).

Yesterday the company began trading as an NYSE-listed company.

However, when pronouncing "NYSE" as words (New York Stock Exchange), it begins with a consonant sound, and therefore takes the article "a".

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Remember, choosing between the articles "a" and "an" is determined by the sound of the following word, not by spelling.

The company is a/an NYSE broker that offers value-added strategies for retail investors.

This is a partial list of abbreviations that begin with the letter "N". Since these acronyms are typically pronounced as individual letters, they usually take the article "an" :

  • 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)
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