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    Hi there!
    I've a question ... I tried hard to search -my 500 English learning books-for the answer but no way. My questions is: ... we usually place a period in writing abbreviations such as U.S.A. but why is it written a slash in abbrevaitions like A/C - air conditioning - and a/s/l -age, sex and location?
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    Default Re: Sos

    Maybe to distinguish it- AC = alternating current.

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    Hi there! Thanx for replying. Although I'm not yet convinced but it is somewhat a possible answer. By the by, u didn't comment on a/s/l, did u?

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    Default Re: Sos

    Nowadays people tend to leave the slashes out.
    Most of them just type "asl" and when it comes to the electrical currents it's AC/DC just like the popular rockband


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