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a-
The rules of prefixes apply, but in general no hypen. Some examples:

achromatic atonal
AAA
Formerly the American Automobile Assocation. On second reference, the automobile association is acceptible.

Headquarters in Heathrow, Fla.
a, an
Use the article a before consonant sounds: a historic event, a one-year term (sounds as if it begins with a w), a united stand (sounds like you).
When should you use "an"?
Use the article an before vowl sounds:

an energy crisis
an honorable man
an NBA record
an 1890s celebration
A&P
Acceptable in all references for Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc Headquarters is in Montvale, N.J.
AARP
Use only the initials for the organization formerly known as te American Association of Retired Persons
When should abreviations be used?
only when the reader probably recognizes it
When a title is used before a name, what should happen to the title?
It should be abbreviated.

Examples: Dr., Gov., Lt. Gov., Mr., Mrs., Rep., the Rev., Sen. and certain military designations listed in the military titles entry.
When after a name, what types of words should be abbreviated?
Junior- Jr.
Senior-Sr.
company
Incorporated
Limited