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Commonly used abbreviations & acronyms

by IDP IELTS — July 8th, 2020

While technology and living conditions are changing today, English is affected by this change like all other languages. With the wide use of technology in our modern society, new words emerge that may be difficult for non-native speakers of English to grasp. In this case, acronyms and abbreviations become part of our lives. In addition to help you understand how and when to use abbreviations in this list, it can also be useful for IELTS Writing.

Abbreviations and acronyms are used to avoid writing words or phrases. The only difference between abbreviations and acronyms is the way it occurs. Abbreviations usually take the first few letters of the word and usually end with a period. On the other hand, acronyms mostly consist of the first letter of every word in a sentence. So what are the abbreviations and acronyms frequently used in, especially in business, that are useful in daily life and social media?

Commonly used abbreviations

abbr. abbreviation(s)
cal calorie(s)
cm centimetre(s)
Corp. Corporation
dept. department
Dr. Doctor
ed. edition
est. established, estimated
et al. et alii (and others)
fl oz fluid ounce(s)
ft foot, feet
gal. gallon(s)
hr hour
i.e. id est (that is)
in. inch(es)
inc. incorporated
Jr. Junior
kg kilogram(s)
km kilometre(s)
Ltd. Limited
m metre(s)
mg milligram(s)
min minute(s)
mm millimetre(s)
mph miles per hour
Mr. Mister
Mrs. Mistress
oz ounce(s)
sec second(s)
sq square
Sr. Senior
vol volume(s)
vs. versus

Commonly used acronyms

AFK Away From Keyboard
ASAP As Soon As Possible
AWOL Absent Without Leave
BRB Be Right Back
DIY Do It Yourself
EOBD End Of Business Day
EOD End Of Day
ETA Estimated Time of Arrival
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FYI For Your Information
HR Human Resources
IDK I Don’t Know
IIRC If I Recall/Remember Correctly
ILY I Love You
IMO In My Opinion
IRL In Real Life
LOL Laughing Out Loud
MBA Masters of Business Administration
MIA Missing In Action
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NSFW Not Safe For Work
NVM Never mind
OMG Oh My God
OMW On My Way
POS Point Of Service
POV Point Of View
SWAT Special Weapons And Tactics
TBA To Be Announced
TGIF Thank God It’s Friday
TMI Too Much Information
TTYL Talk To You Later
TYVM Thank You Very Much

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