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    Ltd in speech

    How do you refer to Ltd in speech? Do you just say el-tee-dee or rather go for the full form 'limited company'? Which one's more common, if any?

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    Re: Ltd in speech

    I just say "limited."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Ltd in speech

    Thanks Barb_D, could you also put it into a sentence?

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    Re: Ltd in speech

    'He's a salesman for Clearer Windows Ltd.'

    This is pronounced as '. . .Clearer Windows Limited.'

    Rover

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    Post Re: Ltd in speech

    actually since we are dealing with formal grammar, we should better use "limited".

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    Re: Ltd in speech

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    actually since we are dealing with formal grammar, we should better use "limited".
    Not so.

    Ltd, as part of the name of a company such as in my example, is a perfectly standard abbreviation suitable for any degree of formality.

    It is not abbreviated in a sentence like 'He works for a limited company.'

    Rover

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