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    Go/ngo

    I want to use the abbreviations GO/NGO in a sentence.

    Should I always pair them together (with a slash mark) - so GO does not exist without NGO?
    Should I add 'organizations" after the phrase?
    What context are they exclusively used in?

    Thank you,
    Ewelina


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    Re: Go/ngo

    Quote Originally Posted by ewelina
    I want to use the abbreviations GO/NGO in a sentence.

    Should I always pair them together (with a slash mark) - so GO does not exist without NGO?
    Should I add 'organizations" after the phrase?
    What context are they exclusively used in?

    Thank you,
    Ewelina
    Am I correct in thinking you mean "Governmental Organisations\Non-Governmental Organisations"?

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    Re: Go/ngo

    Yes, that's what I had in mind.


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    Re: Go/ngo

    It is usual to omit words included within an acronym when writing them in a sentence, so "GO/NGO organizations" would not be correct. Whether they should always be paired would depend on context. Can you supply the full sentence?

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    #5

    Re: Go/ngo

    Also, if you're using them in the plural, then use NGOs.

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    Re: Go/ngo

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa
    It is usual to omit words included within an acronym when writing them in a sentence
    It really depends. Bryson cites the following, technically redundant, phrases which are perfectly acceptable:

    OPEC countries
    SALT talks
    TUC congress

    However, it's definitely NGOs, not NGO organizations.

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    Re: Go/ngo

    Thanks guys.

    So it would be:

    "I was asked by my boss to meet a few GO and NGO officials..."

    and

    "Communicating GO authorities on the new investment may cause some problems for new deputies"

    Ewelina

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