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.
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.
- 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
Acronyms are typically used to abbreviate some short phrases in chats.
External link to Acronyms exercises (1175).