Unit 10.1

Acronyms

Introduction

Acronyms are abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word.

Form

Acronyms are written in capital letters.

Example

  1. Chat
  • IDK – I Don’t Know
  • IMO – In My Opinion
  • BTW – By The Way

2. The military and government

  • FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • CSI – Crime Scene Investigation
  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

3. Everyday life

  • HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • UFO – Unidentified Flying Object
  • ABS – Anti-lock Braking System

4. Bussiness

  • DAEMON – Disk And Execution Monitor
  • SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
  • HR – Human Resources

Use

  1. Chat
  2. The military and government
  3. Everyday life
  4. Bussiness

Summary

Acronyms are abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word.

Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or phrases.

Every acronym is an abbreviation, but not every abbreviation is an acronym.

 

 

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