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    quick question

    What is the abrevaition form (used in dictionaries, etc.) of "somebody's" and "someone's"????

    Is it sb's for "somebody's"?

    ANd what about for "someone's"?

    thank you

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    Cool Re: quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    What is the abrevaition form (used in dictionaries, etc.) of "somebody's" and "someone's"????

    Is it sb's for "somebody's"?

    ANd what about for "someone's"?

    thank you

    jirikoo
    It's the same since someone and somebody are the words of the same meaning, but of a bit different register.


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    Re: quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    It's the same since someone and somebody are the words of the same meaning, but of a bit different register.

    thank you for the clarification but my subject question was: what is the abreviation form of them...:)

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    Re: quick question

    I've seen sb used for somebody. I don't think there is an abbreviation for the possessive form. (But I could be wrong.)


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    Re: quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    It's the same since someone and somebody are the words of the same meaning, but of a bit different register.

    Maybe smb for somebody. I am not sure.

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    Smile Re: quick question

    In my favourite dictionary, the abbreviations used are as follows:

    sb for somebody
    sb's for somebody's
    sth for something


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