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Abbreviations

  1. 1. ABBREVIATIONS AND OTHER FOREIGN EXPRESSIONS
  2. 2. ABBREVIATION- Toabbreviate means toshorten an existingtitle or words
  3. 3. Rule 1: Abbreviation of social titles before a proper name begin with a capital letter andends with a period.
  4. 4. 1. Mrs. Jackson2. Ms. Janice Gapaz
  5. 5. ABBREVIATIONS OF COMMON TITLE GOVERNMENTAL Supt. – Superintendent Rep. – Representative Sen. – Senator Gov. – Governor Pres. – President Amb. – Ambassador Treas. - Treasurer
  6. 6. MILITARY Sgt. – Sergeant Lt. – Lieutenant Capt. – Captain Col. – Colonel Maj. – Major Gen. – GeneralLt. Gen. _ Lieutenant General
  7. 7. PROFESSIONAL Dr. – Doctor Atty. – AttorneyProf. – ProfessorHon. – HonorableRev. – Reverend Fr. – Father Sr. – Sister Br. - Brother
  8. 8. ABBREVIATIONS OF ACADEMIC DEGREEB. A or A.B – Bachelor of ArtsB.S or S.B – Bachelor of ScienceM.A- Master of ArtsM.S – Master of ScienceM.B.A – Master of Business AdministrationM.F.A – Master of Fine Arts
  9. 9. Ph.D – Doctor of PhilosophyD.D – Doctor of DivinityD.D.S – Doctor of DentalSurgeryM.D – Doctor of MedicineR.N – Registered NurseEsq. – Esquire (Lawyer)
  10. 10. GEOGRAPHICAL TERMSAve. – Avenue Bldg. – buildingIs. – Island Blvd. BoulevardBlk. – Block Dist. – DistrictRd. – Road Hwy. – HighwayRte. – Route St. – StreetTerr. – Territory Ft. - Fort
  11. 11. Latin Abbreviation- Use smallletters and periods. c., ca., circ. – about (used to approximate dates e.g – for example et al. – and others etc. – and so forth ff. – and the following (pages or lines) i.e- that is
  12. 12. FOREIGN EXPRESSION1. VOX POPULI – Voice of the People2. COUP D’ ETAT - Seizure of the Government power by military means3. PRIMA FACIE – As it seems at first4. VIS A VIS – Regarding5. MODUS OPERANDI – Method of Operation6. POST MORTEM – After Death
  13. 13. 7. DE TROP – out of place 8. COUP DE GRACE – Blow of Mercy 9. DOUBLE ENTENDRE – Double Meaning10. FAUX PAS – False Step

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