Presentation on theme: "Forming Abbreviations Les Hanson 2002. Abbreviations and Acronyms wCommon acronyms and agencies that are referred to by their initials use all capitals."— Presentation transcript:
Abbreviations and Acronyms wCommon acronyms and agencies that are referred to by their initials use all capitals and no periods VCR IBM RCMP UNICEF NATO wWrite out potentially-unclear acronyms the first time you use them The Computer Accounting Technician program (CAT)…
Addresses wUse these abbreviations only in addresses or as part of a formal name St. Ave. Cres. Blvd. Rd. Ltd. Co. Inc. wMost postal abbreviations are now two capital letters without periods BC AB SK MB ON PQ NB NS PE NL YT NT NU
Dates wWrite out names of days and months Monday, Friday, May, December wUse these abbreviations only with specific dates and times B.C. or B.C.E. (Before Common Era) A.D. or C.E. A.M. P.M. or a.m. p.m. CST PST GMT MT
Personal Titles wAbbreviate titles used with names Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr. Prof. Rev. Fr. (before the name) Sr. Jr. M.A. Ph.D. C.P.A. (after the name)
Latin Abbreviations wUse Latin abbreviations sparing i.e.Id estThat is e.g.Exempli gratiaFor example etc.Et ceteraAnd so on vs.versus p.s.PostscriptumPost script n.b.Nota beneNote well
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