Unit 11.1

The Slash

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Introduction

The slash is a punctuation mark consisting of an oblique line.

Form

Here you can see the symbol used to indicate the slash, formed by an oblique line/

Example

  • “or”
    • Dear Sir/Madam
    • I will eat fish and/or meat
    • No matter what you say/do
  •  “per”
    • 100 km/h
    • 20 eur/kg
    • 3 £/dozen
  • fractions
    • 3/4
    • 1/2
    • 2/3
  • abbreviations
    • w/o (without)
    • n/a (not applicable, not available)
    • a/c (account)
  • dates
    • 13/04/1996
    • 05/19
    • 15/07/1998
  • computer adresses
    • example.com/english/level.com
    • file:///Users/windows/file/photos/image.jpg
    • funandsmile/example/english.es

Use

We use the slash:

  • to substitute “or”
  • to substitute “per”
  • for fractions
  • in certain abbreviations
  • in the shortened form of dates
  • in website addresses and computer systems

Related

In English, besides The Slash, we have Symbols, Question mark, Exclamation mark, Comma, Colon and Semicolon.

Exercises

External link to The Slash exercises (1177).



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