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Abbreviations, Acronyms, & Numbers

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Transcript of Abbreviations, Acronyms, & Numbers

Abbreviations, Acronyms, & Numbers
Acronyms
Don't contain periods
combines the initial letters and/or syllables of a series of words
Abbreviations in Addresses
States are abbreviated when used in the address
Road, street, avenue, company are also abbreviated in addresses
Other Abbreviations
Months:
Jan., Feb., Mar., April.
Acronyms
Usually spelled out the first time they're used
Some acronyms are widely recognized (NASA, NATO, NAFTA)

Numbers
"and " is not used in numbers over one hundred
Abbreviations
Abbreviations
Contains periods
A shortened version of a word of phrase
Before/after proper names
Ms., Mr., Dr., Prof., dept. (department), assn. (association)
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) sonar (sound navigation ranging)
Daviess County High School is located on New Hartford Road in Owensboro, Kentucky
Daviess County High School
4255 New Hartford Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303
Government
Cong. (Congress)
govt. (government)
div. (division)
Notes and Bibliographies
anon. (anonymous)
bull. (bulletin)
fig. (figure)
c. (circa/about)

Numbers
Depending on their use, numbers are treated in different ways
spell out one through one hundred
times can be expressed in numbers or words (4 P.M. or four o'clock in the afternoon)
Right: One hundred sixty-four names were recorded in the register.

Wrong: One hundred and sixty-four names...
Examples:
Henry VIII
Samuel Levy, Jr.
Designations such as Jr., Sr., M.D., III appear after proper names
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