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    #1

    Wink abbreviated to / as

    Are there any differences between 'to' and 'as' following abbreviated?

    E.g. The United Kingdom is abbreviated to the UK? or as the UK?

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    Re: abbreviated to / as

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    "To" is the right option here.
    Abbreviate something to something.
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    #3

    Re: abbreviated to / as

    Both are correct."To be abbreviated to something/as something".

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    Re: abbreviated to / as

    In the U.S. you would most likely hear/read, "The United Kingdom is abbreviated as UK". "The United States is abbreviated as U.S." "New York is abbreviated as NY". All without the article, and frequently/occasionally without "as". "New York is abbreviated NY".

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    Re: abbreviated to / as

    English teacher

    In Italy, English teachers are usually taught BE. That is why I have suggested "to" as the right option.
    I did not know that "as" is prevalent in the U.S.
    So, I'm afraid I have misled tedwonny into believing that the (only) right option is "to".
    I'm really sorry.
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    Re: abbreviated to / as

    No worries, Walt!
    I just love the flexibility of English!

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