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Postby hurricane_sh » Mon May 31, 2004 12:24 am

Here is a Google tip, for example, you want to know what "LOL" stands for.

Search "define:LOL" using Google.
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Postby Pirate » Mon May 31, 2004 7:19 pm

Hi everybody,

What do you think if we have a small quiz each week, for abbreviation :?:

I will give the abbreviation on Mondays, and you give the answer until the next Monday. Of course you can guess, or ask, or search; but after that we will have a collection in the forum!
If you like, I think you can post the puzzle for other members too.

Will you join? I need your ideas :wink:

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Postby Ms.A.Z » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:10 pm

hi Mr pirate

i think its really a wonderful idea.....so i will join in..i dont have other ideas right now but when i have them i will let u know ..bye

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Postby hurricane_sh » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:14 pm

But people can easily find the answer from the Internet.
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Postby Ms.A.Z » Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:38 am

hi hurricane_sh

i think ur right people will find the answers from internet easily and so on but atleast we will have a collection right so i guess its ok.... hey can u think of some other nice ideas by which all ec members can participate and enjoy if yes the do share......bye
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Postby Pirate » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:18 pm

Well, in my opinion we can do more things than just giving the full phrases for the abbreviations, such as sharing stories around those phrases or writing a paragraph using the given abbreviations, or something like that. Please share if you have ideas about this.

And let me know what you’re thinking. This can be done only when there is a relative number of members who like and join.

I’m waiting for all of your replies. Thanks a lot.
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Postby hurricane_sh » Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:05 pm

This makes sense, I would like to join :-)
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Postby die+t » Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:06 am

count me in,it sounds funny!!!!
may i ??!!
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Postby Pirate » Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:26 pm

Dear all members,

Due to the need of a place to practise English especially Writing and the interest of English learners, I would like to start up a new activity in our forum, which I hope will be helpful for all of you. It is very easy for you to join, and we welcome everyone of course.

Let’s have a look:
1- The root of each exercise that comes to you is ABBREVIATION.
Abbreviation, as we all know, is the shortened form of a word or phrase.
In this definition, we also include acronym, which is the abbreviation coined from the initial letters or the initial multi-letters of a phrase.
Eg : UK stands for United Kingdom
radar stands for radio detection and ranging
Notion:
* An abbreviation in American English often goes with a stop ‘.’ in the end (Mr. - kg. etc) while the stop is dropped in modern British English. (not very important though)
* It is very important for us to write an abbreviation with the capital letters or not, because an PM (Prime Minister) is different from pm (post meridiem) in 4 pm (16h).
* An acronym can be pronounced letter-by-letter. In this case, the stress falls on the last syllable. And remember to add an article in front of it. An example is “the BBC”.
* In the other case, an acronym is pronounced as an independent word and here we don’t use articles. So we say “UNESCO” instead of ‘the UNESCO’.
2- What would we do?
I will give you some abbreviations each time, which relate to one topic. Your task is to give the full words or phrases for each abbreviation, then write(post) an article/paragraph around the topic, or simply share the stories as far as they are concerned.
All comments (praise/complaint for a certain writing or topic and other ideas) should come to me via private messages. After the deadline of each topic, I’ll give a short summary and it’s time to start a new one. The period of running time depends on the topic.

Please pay attention: I recommend you to write seriously, in English of course, because your posts will be deleted if they are not relevant or stretch just 3-5 lines. Check your writing before you post, and feel free to edit it even after you have posted it.

Thanks for joining and have a nice stay each time!
Last edited by Pirate on Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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