etc versus eta !!!

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Unread post by Ben » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:52 pm

ETA is short for estimated time of arrival. As in, "What's our ETA in London?" (asked to the train conductor).

Sorry! You'll have to stick with et al. :)

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Unread post by Lynn » Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:48 am

ESL students have to learn how to handle the common Latin abbreviations. However, I see no reason to multiply their confusion by inventing new Latin abbreviations to throw at them. Perhaps your students are more savvy than mine.
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