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    Abbreviation

    What the b/o Oct. stand for?

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    Re: Abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by sky2015 View Post
    What does "the b/o Oct." stand for?
    Where did you find this abbreviation?

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    Re: Abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you find this abbreviation?
    from my colleque's e-mail, he said it will be finished by b/o Oct. I know Oct. means Octobor. but I don't know b/o. Thanks

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    Re: Abbreviation

    Logically, I would guess it meant by the end of October, though it's not an abbreviation I am familiar with. However, here are some possible uses of b/o:
    http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/B%2FO

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    Re: Abbreviation

    I haven't seen it either.

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    Re: Abbreviation

    Sky this is one of those times when you will have to go back to your coworker and ask.
    "Hi John,
    You used "b/o October" but that's not an abbreviation I'm familiar with. Can you tell me what that means? And then I'll know the next time I see it. Thanks!"

    I have to do that when people use abbreviations I don't know. When it's with someone I know well, I just reply with "b/o Oct = ? Thanks!" but what's with people I already have a good working relationship with.
    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: Abbreviation

    I assume it is "beginning of October".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Sky this is one of those times when you will have to go back to your coworker and ask.
    "Hi John,
    You used "b/o October" but that's not an abbreviation I'm familiar with. Can you tell me what that means? And then I'll know the next time I see it. Thanks!"

    I have to do that when people use abbreviations I don't know. When it's with someone I know well, I just reply with "b/o Oct = ? Thanks!" but what's with people I already have a good working relationship with.
    Thank you for your advise,
    I will ask my colleague the meaning.

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    Re: Abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Logically, I would guess it meant by the end of October, though it's not an abbreviation I am familiar with. However, here are some possible uses of b/o:
    http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/B%2FO

    Thank you!!

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    Re: Abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by sky2015 View Post
    Thank you for your advice.
    I will ask my colleague the meaning.
    Note the difference between advise (verb) and advice (noun).

    There is no need to write new posts to say "Thank you" - simply click on the "Thank" button which appears in the bottom left-hand corner of each post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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