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    Exclamation BrE & AmE

    Hello everyone,
    Does anybody here knows why for the first and the third letter of ( BrE & AmE )we use capital letters and not for the middle letter?would you please tell me what is the rule for it?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: BrE & AmE

    We capitalise the first letter of the words only.

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    Exclamation Re: BrE & AmE

    Thanks tdol, but why for the abbreviation of BrE & AmE we capitalise the third letter .I mean ( E )?

    Thanks again,

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    Re: BrE & AmE

    "E" stands for a word, English.

    BrE = British English
    AmE = American English

    Capitalize the first letter of [i]each word[i], right?

    Why isn't it, Br Eng or Am Eng, two parts? The reason, British English and American English are phrases.

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    Re: BrE & AmE

    We capitalise the first and the third letter because it is an abbreviation of the following:
    - British English (BrE)
    - American English (AmE)

    I think (correct me if I am wrong, as I am also a learner of English) we capitalise English as it is the name of a language and languages always start with capital. This is why the abbreviations are the way they are.

    Bye, Jacqueline

    PS: Hi everyone, I am new here! Nice to meet you :)

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    Re: BrE & AmE

    Welcome.

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    Re: BrE & AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Welcome.
    Thanks Casiopea!

    Isn't there an 'Introduce yourself' thread on this forum?

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    Re: BrE & AmE

    Yes, there is, but I see you've already found it.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=16

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