What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms?

Intermediate Level What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms? Abbreviations An abbreviation (from Latin brevi³re → brevis meaning “short”) is a shortened form of a word or phrase used mainly in writing to represent the complete form. It usually has a full-stop at the end. Examples: Lib. For Library / abbr. for abbreviation / approx. for approximate Acronyms An acronym (from Latin acro- meaning “beginning” + -onym meaning “word, name”) is a pronounceable word formed mostly (but not always) from the initial letters of a descriptive name or title. Examples: radar… Read More

American Slangs vs British Slangs

Differences Between Informal British and American English Some of you may have noticed that there are some small but important differences between American English and British English. These differences occur principally in vocabulary, pronunciation and sometimes in grammar. In addition, English slang is almost completely different than American slang. Have a look at the illustrated picture. Follow our Blog!