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 shortenings.

  • 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

  • adj. – Adjective
  • adv. – Adverb
  • conj. – Conjunction
  • imper. – Imperative
  • n. – Noun
  • phr. – Phrase
  • prep. – Preposition
  • pron. – Pronoun

Use

We use the abbreviations of grammatical terms to shortly categorise these terms in the dictionary.

 

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Exercises

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