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Abbreviations

An abbreviation is a shortened version of a written word or phrase used to replace the original. [More on abbreviations...]

Examples:

Mr, RAF, Prof., BBC
 
Interactive example:
 
Laura and Rev. Jones were the only ones singing. [show me the abbreviation]
 
The golden rule:

When writing abbreviations, choose a convention you like and be consistent throughout your document.
Associated pages:
 
Overview of abbreviations
Using AD, BC, BCE and CE
Full stops (periods) in contractions
Forming the plurals of abbreviations
Using full stops (periods) in abbreviations
 
 

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