- are shortened words formed by deleting some of its letters with the replacement of a period.
- mostly used to address people’s occupation/political rank/educational attainment- usually starts with a capital letter WHEN preceding a proper noun.
- when occurring in a sentence without a proper name that comes after, it is just written in lower case.
Dr. = doctor
Engr. = engineer
Gov. = governor
Col. = colonel
Ms. = miss
Mr. = mister
Mrs. = mistress
Bro. = brother
Sis. = sister
-are shortened words formed by combining two words and omitting some letters replaced by an apostrophe (‘).
don’t = do not
o’clock = on clock
isn’t = is not
weren’t = were not
you’ve = you have
you’re = you are
I’m = I am
wasn’t= was not
can’t = can not
you’ll = you will
I’ve = I have
it’s = it is
All caps, every letter or syllable has its corresponding word/noun to stand for.
CWS = children’s worship service
Comelec = Commission on Elections
AIDS = Acquired Immuno-deficiency Syndrome
HukBaLaHap = Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapon
LGBT = lesbians, gay, bisexuals and transgender
(there is a community established by Korina Sanchez-Roxas, if I’m not mistaken, )
OC = obsessive-compulsive
LCD = Liquid Crystal Display
CD = compact disc
TESDA = Technological Enhancement and Skills Development Authority
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