An acronym is a group of letters that stand for a phrase (each letter stands for a word).
For example, U.S. is an acronym for United States.
Here are some more common acronyms and examples of how we use them:
- RSVP – Répondez S’il Vous Plaît (please reply)
- Remember to RSVP for the party by Friday. Billy needs to know how many people will be there.
- ASAP – As Soon as Possible
- Your car is parked illegally. You should move it ASAP to avoid getting a ticket.
- TBA – To be Announced
- The date for the first day of class is TBA but will be sometime in September.
- N/A – Not Applicable
- This section about kids is N/A – You don’t have to fill it out since you don’t have kids.
- AKA – Also Known As
- I love New York, AKA the Big Apple.
- DOB – Date of Birth
- What is your D.O.B.?
- ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival
- The ETA of my package to my home is 7 days. It should arrive by then.
- BC/AD – Before Christ/Anno Domini (in the year of the lord)
- The Punic Wars took place from 264-146 BC.
- RIP – Rest in Peace
- RIP to my grandfather who was a great man.
- AM/PM – ante merīdiem (before midday)/post merīdiem (after midday)
- Is your flight at 8 o’clock AM or PM?
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