What Are Some Commonly Used Abbreviations?

What Are Some Commonly Used Abbreviations?

Some commonly used abbreviations are "R.S.V.P.," "tsp," "blvd," "B.A." and "AFAIK." Other abbreviations are "P.S.," "lb," "rd," "B.S." and "LOL." Additional abbreviations used in English are "ICYMI," "VP," "CEO," "A.S.A.P." and "B.Y.O.B."

"R.S.V.P." is an abbreviation for the French phrase "repondez s'il vous plait." English speakers often use the abbreviation on invitations to parties or special events that require advance notice of attendance. "P.S." is an abbreviation for "post script." Writers use the abbreviation when adding extra thoughts that they forgot to include initially.

"A.S.A.P." is the abbreviation for "as soon as possible," which people use to encourage someone to respond without delay. "B.Y.O.B." is the abbreviation for "bring your own bottle." This is another abbreviation included on party invitations, particularly where guests are allowed to bring their own beverages.

Some abbreviations used in recipes are "tsp," which means "teaspoon," and "lb," which means "pound." Some abbreviations found on maps are "blvd," which means "boulevard," and "rd," which means "road." Business abbreviations include "VP," which means "Vice President," and "CEO," which means "Chief Executive Officer." Some educational abbreviations are "B.A.," which means "Bachelor of Arts," and "B.S.," which means "Bachelor of Science."

"LOL," which abbreviates "laugh out loud," is used often in texting and sometimes in casual conversation. "ICYMI" abbreviates the phrase "in case you missed it." "AFAIK" abbreviates "as far as I know."