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    PTE (Michael Gloger)

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    Hi! I knew PTE is short for Private Soldier. If I want to read out the quote above, how should I say about the abbreviation-PTE? Should I read out it in full? Which one below is correct?

    #1 P-T-E Michael Gloger

    #2 Private Soldier Michael Gloger


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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! I knew PTE is short for Private Soldier. If I want to read out the quote above, how should I say about the abbreviation-PTE? Should I read out it in full? Which one below is correct?

    #1 P-T-E Michael Gloger

    #2 Private Soldier Michael Gloger


    Thank you!
    Private:a rank in US Army. An entry rank .The lowest rank in the army.
    Private Michael Gloger./pvt.Michael Gloger.

    Regards,
    rj1948.


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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Private Michael Gloger.

    PTE is short for 'private', one of the designations/ranks a soldier can have. It is not short for 'private soldier'

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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Wow, you two are so quick! Thank you!


    Thank you for your correction, David L.! I am going over my English notebook. I looked up this term in an English-Chinese dictionary, which probably misconstrues it. Now I switch myself to English-English one.

    But How do I pronounce this rank? "P-T-E" or " Private"?

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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! I knew PTE is short for Private Soldier. If I want to read out the quote above, how should I say about the abbreviation-PTE? Should I read out it in full? Which one below is correct?

    #1 P-T-E Michael Gloger

    #2 Private Soldier Michael Gloger


    Thank you!
    It's Pte.Michael..
    Typo.

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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    It's Pte.Michael..
    Typo.
    Thank you, rj1948.

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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! I knew PTE is short for Private Soldier. If I want to read out the quote above, how should I say about the abbreviation-PTE? Should I read out it in full? Which one below is correct?

    #1 P-T-E Michael Gloger

    #2 Private Soldier Michael Gloger


    Thank you!
    A Private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). The term dates from the Middle Ages, where privates were known as "private soldiers" (a term used well into the 20th century) who were either hired, conscripted, or feudalized into service by a nobleman forming an army. The usage of Private as a military rank dates from the 18th century, when the army of Napoleon Bonaparte first established the permanent rank of Soldat. They are sometimes known as 'Recruits'.

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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you very much for the titbit about the two terms.

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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi bhaisahab,

    Thank you very much for the titbit about the two terms.
    You are very welcome.


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    Re: PTE (Michael Gloger)

    Look carefully at what you asked:
    Should I read out it in full? Which one below is correct?

    #1 P-T-E Michael Gloger

    #2 Private Soldier Michael Gloger


    My reply was:
    Private Michael Gloger

    You then ask:
    But How do I pronounce this rank? "P-T-E" or " Private"?

    Look again at my reply:
    Private Michael Gloger

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