Unit 10.1

Abbreviations

Introduction

Abbreviations are shortened forms of words or phrases.

Form

Though abbreviation is the general term, there are different types. In this case we are speaking about contractions and shortenings.

  • Contractions are abbreviations in which the letters in the middle of the word have been removed.
  • Shortening: Using only the beginning or the ending of the word.

To form the plural version, the word is added a -s in the end, as in drs (doctors).

Example

  • Cooking and baking
    • tsp or t – teaspoon/teaspoons
    • c – cup/cups
    • lb – pound/pounds
  • Map locations
    • Ave. – Avenue
    • Blvd. – Boulevard
    • Cyn. – Canyon

Use

We use abbreviations in:

  • Cooking and baking measures
  • Map locations (names of the type of road)

Exercises

External link to Abbreviations exercises (1221).




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