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    Rsvp

    Hello,

    In my English book is a exercise in which I have to match expressions to types of letter (formal or informal) and then in some categories (for example: Giving news, Inviting, Thanks and request, Paying a bill a.s.o.)
    It is my homework for tomorrow.

    One of the expression is "RSVP". What does this appreviation mean?

    Thanks for your help in advance.


    Kind regards,
    Dany

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    Re: Rsvp

    RSVP is French for "répondez s'il vous plaît" (meaning please reply).

  2. M56
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    Re: Rsvp

    As Red says, and it goes into the "inviting" category.

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    Re: Rsvp

    That is funny. Why did they use in an English exercise book a french approviation?
    There are many things, which I don't have to understand

    Thanks for your help,
    Dany

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    Re: Rsvp

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    That is funny. Why did they use in an English exercise book a french approviation?
    There are many things, which I don't have to understand

    Thanks for your help,
    Dany
    Hi Dany,

    RSVP is an English word. It was adopted or borrowed into English. English speakers have borrowed many words and phrases from many languages.

    Note that, *approviation is spelt, abbreviation , and R.S.V.P is an acronym, not an abbreviation. An abbreviation uses a string of connected letters, whereas an acronym uses the first letter of each word, like this,

    Acronym: USA (United States of America)
    Abbreviation: co. (company)

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    Re: Rsvp

    Quote Originally Posted by M56
    As Red says, and it goes into the "inviting" category.
    Hi M56,

    Welcome

    Please note, we try not to do homework assigments. Defining RSVP isn't part of the question, but placing that expression into a category is part of the homework.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    I have to match expressions . . . and then [place them] in some categories: Giving news, Inviting, Thanks and request, Paying a bill a.s.o.)
    It is my homework for tomorrow.


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    Re: Rsvp

    Quote Originally Posted by Dany
    Hello,

    In my English book is a exercise in which I have to match expressions to types of letter (formal or informal) and then in some categories (for example: Giving news, Inviting, Thanks and request, Paying a bill a.s.o.)
    It is my homework for tomorrow.

    One of the expression is "RSVP". What does this appreviation mean?

    Thanks for your help in advance.


    Kind regards,
    Dany
    You may want to try Webster for home work assignments.

  6. M56
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    OK, Casi. Got you. Sorry 'bout that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twostep
    You may want to try Webster for home work assignments.
    What do you mean with "Webster"?

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    Re: Rsvp

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Hi Dany,

    RSVP is an English word. It was adopted or borrowed into English. English speakers have borrowed many words and phrases from many languages.

    Note that, *approviation is spelt, abbreviation , and R.S.V.P is an acronym, not an abbreviation. An abbreviation uses a string of connected letters, whereas an acronym uses the first letter of each word, like this,

    Acronym: USA (United States of America)
    Abbreviation: co. (company)
    Thanks a lot for your explanations

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