I am not being prescriptive in any way when sharing grammatical solutions tips and shortcuts I have applied successfully in the course of publishing 3000 articles plus online, since 2008. The contents is shared with the aim of sharing grammatical solutions I have found that worked for me. In many situations, I wholly detract and desist from the acceptable or prescribed norm. Make use of some or all of them as you see fit.
MANY EXPERTS FEEL ABBREVIATIONS SHOULD NEVER BE USED.
Many people are haphazardly using abbreviations lately and while I’m absolutely in favour of progress, in most writing, the only abbreviations that can stand alone on first use are the ones we all know ie. : FBI, CIA, and so on. Otherwise, abbreviations must always be spelled out on first use. It’s best to avoid abbreviations in short pieces of writing, like, writing that’s under two or three pages, perhaps in longer pieces, unless the abbreviated term is used on more than three occasions (some pollsters suggest five occasions) many scholars tout that abbreviations are best not used at all.
USE ABBREVIATIONS ONLY IN CLOSE PROXIMITY
Remember that it’s important to anticipate your reader’s needs. Your readers hereon Virily will not want to page back through the text to remember what an abbreviation means. The only way a writer can ensure that the reader understands an abbreviation is if that abbreviation is used several times in close proximity.
In fact, with longer works that have multiple abbreviations, it’s wise to include a list of abbreviations in the front or back panel or jacket at the end of the text. When abbreviating professional titles, like MD (medical doctor), DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine), PhD, and so on, either enclose the abbreviation in commas or don’t use commas at all. Additionally, you don’t need to use periods with these abbreviations. For instance, the abbreviation Jr. doesn’t have to include commas surrounding it either.
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