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What's the difference between an Abbreviation and an Acronym?

By December 20, 2012

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An acronym is a type of abbreviation that can be pronounced as a word. For example, UNESCO is an acronym, but BBC is not. Abbreviations and acronyms are used in almost every industry, as well as when texting people on cell phones. This guide to abbreviations and acronyms for English learners provides an overview of how and when to use them, as well as some of the most common abbreviations used for measurement, titles, etc.


December 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm
(1) elena says:

Marry Christmas to you ! From Romania ! Al the best ! elena

December 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm
(2) elena says:

Thank you for new lesson very interesting. I wish you marry Christmas!

December 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm
(3) Srinivas says:

Great lessons for the immigrants like me.
Happy new year and Merry Christmas.

December 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm
(4) samia says:

Many thanks for your help.Merry Christmas

December 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm
(5) Susanne Cheekyface says:

I hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a brand new start in a brand new year…all the best for 2013.
Wishing you the best, from Australia.

December 25, 2012 at 9:22 pm
(6) Paul says:

Thanks for your great service throughout the year.Merry christmas and a happy new year!

December 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm
(7) razi khan says:

bundles of thanks for your help and happy new year to all.

December 26, 2012 at 12:16 am
(8) Gulzada says:

Thanks for your lessons!!!
They are so useful!
Happy New Year!
Wish you all the best!

December 26, 2012 at 12:17 am
(9) Gulzada says:

Thanks for your lessons!!!
They are so useful!
Happy New Year!
Wish you all the best!

December 26, 2012 at 2:24 am
(10) thierry says:

Your lesson are so interresting, i am always happy to read you.

December 26, 2012 at 2:32 am
(11) ummfalah says:

Your lessons are very useful . thank you very much.

December 26, 2012 at 7:20 am
(12) Dr MELOUK Mohamed says:

Thanks so much for the lessons. They have been of great help to EFL learners everywhere. All of the best wishes for 2013.

December 26, 2012 at 9:32 am
(13) Larisa says:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you!!!

December 26, 2012 at 10:53 am
(14) Airat Adekunle says:

Thank you very much ken for the guides,tips and all.They have been very
useful to me as a teacher.Hope to get more enriching material from you.
-Avi-Cenna International School(
,Ikeja) Lagos Nigeria

December 26, 2012 at 11:29 am
(15) Orlando Carranza says:

Thank you so much for all the useful reminders during the year. The lesson plans and activities are also well- appreciated. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!!

December 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm
(16) Aurea says:

Where is the guide to abbreviations and acronyms?
Do you say asap or A-S-A-P?

December 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm
(17) Dr. M.Y. Boulenouar says:

Thanks so much for the great help you offer to all…!!! Learning has no end…indeed. Happy New Year to ALL…!!!

December 27, 2012 at 3:19 am
(18) seema says:

thank you for the patience and help.

December 27, 2012 at 4:55 am
(19) Ali Sh. says:

Happy New Year to u and ur dearest readers. Tnx a lot for ur invaluable lessons. They really help me in my classes. tnx a gain and have a nice time.

December 27, 2012 at 9:26 am
(20) Buzzy says:

I really appriciate dis lessn tank u very much …………………….i wanna use dis to greet u all merry xmas and happy new year in advance

December 27, 2012 at 10:18 am
(21) Ernest Nimubona says:

thanks a lot. hope you will be out and about during these days.
happy new year and we expect more english lessons

December 28, 2012 at 10:02 am
(22) Angela says:

Thanks a lot for your effort trying to get us learn anything! Your lessons are the best Iīve ever had. Thatīs why you know how to teach foreign students

December 28, 2012 at 10:52 am
(23) Angela says:

Great lessons! Thanks for your effort to make us learn.
Happy New Year with health, work and above all Peace all over the world!

December 31, 2012 at 3:55 am
(24) fazel ahamd sherzoy says:

thank you so much.your lesson are very useful for me thanks again.

January 1, 2013 at 6:08 am
(25) prem says:

Thank you so much and MAY YOU HAVE A VERY HAPPY YEAR IN 2013.



January 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm
(26) Annabelle says:

Thank you for your marvellous news letter

February 6, 2013 at 11:35 am
(27) mercy ukefi says:

Happy new year and thanks for your lessons,its so usefuj and helpful

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