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    shortened forms in essay writing

    Hi again,

    Would it be incorrect to write "physio rehab" in an essay? or is it necessary to always have the long forms of these words?

    Thanks in advance,
    Catherine C.

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    Re: shortened forms in essay writing

    As I mentioned in your other post regarding essays, it depends. It might be alright (I don't know) for essays on biology/medicine, etc. but at least in Literature essays (and I would guess for any formal essay) these should be avoided.

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    Re: shortened forms in essay writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine C. View Post
    Hi again,

    Would it be incorrect to write "physio rehab" in an essay? or is it necessary to always have the long forms of these words?

    Thanks in advance,
    Catherine C.
    In most cases, it would be better to spell out the words. If you need that phrase many times in the essay, you can abbreviate it in parentheses after the first use and then use the abbreviation later.

    Blah blah blah physiotherapy rehabilitation (PR) blah blah blah.


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    Re: shortened forms in essay writing

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In most cases, it would be better to spell out the words. If you need that phrase many times in the essay, you can abbreviate it in parentheses after the first use and then use the abbreviation later.

    Blah blah blah physiotherapy rehabilitation (PR) blah blah blah.
    Hee hee...thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine C. View Post
    Hee hee...thank you!
    You're welcome.

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