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16 Sep
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In learning English of course it’s important to learn a lot of vocabularies to improve your learning but among these new words, there are some certain words that don’t have a single meaning but are short forms of some other words.

These are called “abbreviations”.

Here are some of the most important ones that are good to know about.


Written and verbal communication often includes these abbreviations:

P.S. – Means "postscript." At the end of a letter, people will often include a P.S. to include an extra thought that was intended to be included in the letter but forgotten. Using a P.S. was more common in typewritten letters when you couldn’t go back and add a sentence in the body of a letter.

A.S.A.P. – "As soon as possible," used when encouraging someone to respond to a request without delay.

E.T.A. – This acronym means "estimated time of arrival," and is used as a guess for when one expects to arrive while traveling.

B.Y.O.B. – "Bring your own bottle" is used for parties where guests are expected to bring their own beverages.

D.I.Y. – This acronym stands for "do it yourself," which means creating something on your own. It is often used for crafts and home repairs


Abbreviations for Cooking and Baking:

Sometimes when you are using cooking books or watching a cooking program they use these abbreviations:

tsp or t - teaspoon/teaspoons tbs

tbsp or T - tablespoon/tablespoons

c - cup/cups

gal - gallon

lb - pound/pounds

pt - pint

qt - quart


Map directions:

While finding your address you may see one of these:

Ave - avenue

Blvd - Boulevard

Ln - lane

Rd - road

St – street


Educational Degrees and Job Titles

The abbreviation used for educational degrees are:

BA - Bachelor of Arts

BS - Bachelor of Science

MA - Master of Arts 


Internet chat: The net itself has a lot of abbreviations that are listed below:

ACE - a cool experience

AD - awesome dude

AFAIK - as far as I know

AFK - away from keyboard

ANI - age not important

BRB - be right back

CUL - see you later

CWYL - chat with you later

IIRC - if I recall/remember correctly

IQ - ignorance quotient

LOL - laugh-out-loud

NP - no problem

ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing

TY - thank you

WC - wrong conversation

These were just some important abbreviations that we hope come handy to you.


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