Should I Abbrev. or Abbreviate? When it is appropriate to use abbreviations?
When using abbreviations (and contractions), remember that it means that there is less formality in your communication. That’s fine, depending on the audience. If you are writing an ultra-formal document (think about how a wedding invitation reads), there should be no abbreviations. When using shortened versions of words, remember the guidelines listed below.
Robt. spent the last Tues. of Dec. on the Ave. in NY.
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