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    Using abbreviations

    Is it correct to say "RF (Russian Federation) President Vladimir Putin or RA (Republic of Armenia) President Serzh Sargsyan?

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    Re: Using abbreviations

    They are OK if people understand the abbreviations. I would have only understood the first.

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    Re: Using abbreviations

    No. Use the full name first, then give the abbreviation in parentheses. Later uses in the same text can just use the abbreviation.

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    #4

    Re: Using abbreviations

    If it were UK Prime Minister and US President, that would not be necessary.

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    Re: Using abbreviations

    Correct. If you are sure that your audience will understand your abbreviations, then you do not need to define them at first use.

    If unsure, then define them as I said.

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