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
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.