PPS Stands For Post Postscript


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Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • post (prefix): after; later
  • postscript: after the writing
  • addendum: additional information
  • series: more than one in a row
  • PPS: post postscript
  • correspondence: communication by letters

PPS Stands For Post Postscript

When you want to add a note or detail to a completed letter after signing off, you can include a postscript (PS). The prefix “post” after, and is the opposite of “pre,” which means before. An example of a common addendum is, PS: I love you. Some people include a series of postscripts in their letters. The postscript should be written with two p’s (PPS). This stands for post postscript. It is a to write PSS for the second postscript. Postscripts were more common before the digital age when letters were handwritten or typed. These days it is easy enough to insert a detail or comment within an email. Postscripts are used in formal correspondence.

Comprehension Questions

  1. What does PPS stand for?
  2. What does the report say about the abbreviation PSS?
  3. Why was it more common to use postscripts before the digital age?

Discussion Questions: Besides expressing one’s love for someone, what type of information might you find in a postscript?

Note: The word “postscript” came from the Latin words post scriptum. It was shortened to post script and then postscript. Some people use uppercase letters (P.S.) to show it as two words, while others use lowercase letters (p.s). The most common form today is PS without the periods. It is also common to use a colon before the addendum. (PS: I love you.)

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