Definite Article (The) with Initialisms and Acronyms

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Dragoman prefers preceding¬†initialisms with a definite article. An initialism is an abbreviation formed from initial letters. They require “the”, because they are pronounced letter by letter. Incorrect: Trump told world leaders to support overhauling U.N. Correct:¬† ¬† ¬†Trump told world leaders to support overhauling the U.N. An acronym, on the other hand, is a¬†word¬†made up from the first¬†letters¬†of the¬†name¬†of something such as an¬†organization. For¬†example,¬†NATO¬†is an¬†acronym¬†for the¬†North¬†Atlantic¬†Treaty¬†Organization.¬†Because they are¬†pronounced as words, there is no need to precede them with definite article: […]

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