Unit 10.1

Acronyms

Introduction

Acronyms are a type of abbreviations, where words are formed by the initial letters of a word or a group of words, which are behaving like a little phrase.

Form

Acronyms and Initialisms are written in capital letters and do not have dots in-between the letters nor in the end of the word. To be more specific, this type of words can be differentiated into:
  • Acronyms: are read as a single word.
  • Initialisms: the letters are read separately.

To form the plural version, the word is added a -s in the end.

Example

  • IDK – I Don’t Know
  • IMO – In My Opinion
  • BTW – By The Way
  • AFAIK – as far as I know
  • BRB – be right back
  • LOL – laughing out loud
  • ASAP – as soon as possible

Use

Acronyms are typically used to abbreviate some short phrases in chats.

Exercises

External link to Acronyms exercises (1175).




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