Unit 10.1


The Slash

INTRODUCTION

The slash is an oblique line. It is a  punctuation mark.

FORM

Here you can see the symbol used to indicate the slash/

EXAMPLE

1. to indicate “or”

  • Dear Sir/Madam
  • I will eat fish and/or meat
  • No matter what you say/do

2. for fractions

  • 3/4
  • 1/2
  • 2/3

3. to indicate “per”

  • 100 km/h
  • 20 eur/kg
  • 3 £/dozen

4. in certain abbreviations

  • w/o (without)
  • n/a (not applicable, not available)
  • a/c (account)

5. in dates

  • 13/04/1996
  • 05/19
  • 15/07/1998

6. in website addresses and computer systems

  • example.com/english/level.com
  • file:///Users/windows/file/photos/image.jpg
  • funandsmile/example/english.es

USE

  1. to indicate “or”
  2. for fractions
  3. to indicate “per”
  4. in certain abbreviations
  5. in dates
  6. in website addresses and computer systems

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