Unit 10.1

Abbreviations

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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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