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A(n) historical take on the evolving use of a/an

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Few people would disagree that the spread of the coronavirus is , having “great and lasting importance.” (We hope that it will soon be , “concerning past events,” too.) English speakers do disagree, though – sometimes vehemently – about how to use these two words. Is it “ historic event” or “ historic event”? And what’s behind the argument?

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