"a" or "an" in front of an acronym?

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  1. Shahar26

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    What's the rule here?

    I've seen a WTA player and an ATP player, but also an SLR camera :?
     
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  2. Flyingpanda

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    The a or an is determined by the sound of the first letter, not the spelling. This goes for acronyms and words. In your example a WTA player. The first sound is the "duh" in W. In the acronym SLR, the first sound is the "es" in S.
     
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  3. Shahar26

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    Thanks! 10 chars
     
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