Abbreviations

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The convention for punctuation of abbreviations (which is not rigidly observed) is:
- last letter of word and abbreviation same: no full stop (eg: Ltd)
- last letter of word and abbreviation not same: full stop (eg: Co.)

a/caccount
a.m.before noon (ante meridiem)
a.s.a.p.as soon as possible
cc:copies to
c/ocare of
Co.Company
e.g.for example (exemplii gratia)
enc.enclosed
exc.excluding
f.o.b.free on board
G.M.T.Greenwich Mean Time
HQheadquarters
i.e.that is (id est)
inc.including
Inc.Incorporated
LtdLimited
MrMr (pronounced Mister)
MrsMrs (pronounced Missiz)
MissMiss
MsMs (pronounced Miz)
no.number
p.a.per annum
P.L.C.Public Limited Company
p.m.after noon (post meridiem)
p.t.o.please turn over
RdRoad
rereferring to
StSaint
St.Street
v.a.t.value added tax