If you don't know whether the noun is going to be 'apple' or 'banana', or 'Texas' or 'Illinois', use the Intelligent A. Simply insert the variable [**a] or [**a/an] in front of the variable that calls for the appropriate article. When you have finished making your noun choice via the Instant Database screen, Pathagoras will examine what you have done and automatically insert the proper article choice for you.

   Here is an example of a sale made between two non-individual entities. (This example also takes advantage of *Aliases*):

 THIS CONTRACT OF SALE is made this [DOCUMENT DATE], by [BUYER NAME], [**a] [ORGANIZATION STATE BUYER:*STATES*] [BUYER ENTITY TYPE] and [SELLER NAME], [**a/an] [ORGANIZATION STATE SELLER:*STATES*] [SELLER ENTITY TYPE] . . .

 

   If you designate the Buyer Organization state as 'Florida', the 'intelligent a' will become just "a". If you designate the Seller Organization state as 'Alabama', the 'intelligent a' will become "an."

  pencil (You can use either [**a] or [**a/an]. The former, of course, is shorter, but the latter may be more informative to casual end users.)

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