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    ABBREVIATED ENGLISH WORDS

    I teach an advanced group of mature ESL adults who would like to have a list of abbreviated English words to increase their vocabulary. These are not your classic contractions or acronyms but abbreviations that have become recognized words themselves.

    For example, ads for advertisement, limo for limousine. I have searched hi and lo and to date, found nothing.

    Could let me know where I can find such a thing.

    Thanks.

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    Re: ABBREVIATED ENGLISH WORDS

    try searching "written abbreviation" on Google, you will find tons of website that can help you with this.

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    Re: ABBREVIATED ENGLISH WORDS

    I don't know of such a resource- many words (piano, bus, etc) have become so standard that a lot of people wouldn't even know that they are abbreviations.

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    Re: ABBREVIATED ENGLISH WORDS

    How about PIN, gym or photo?
    The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
    Mark Twain

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