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19 / 10 / 2010

ABBREVIATIONS-2: meaning and examples

Good morning again.

Today we continue our look at some common abbreviations in English.

Today's first abbreviation is: BTW

It stands for: By the way

This abbreviation is quite common at the end of emails, and sometimes letters, but not in conversation.

Example 1 (the end of an email):
It was a pleasure visiting with you last week Carol. I'm sure our marketing teams will work well together.
All the best,

BTW: I have asked Albert to send me the business plan ASAP, so I'm confident I will have it by this Friday.

Today's second abbreviation is: OMG

It stands for: Oh my God

This abbreviation is quite informal, and is especially popular in emails and chats with young people.

Example 2 (in a chat):
Janet: Did you hear that Lori and Robby broke up?
Julie: No way! OMG. I can't believe it! What happened?
Janet: Apparently Lori caught Robby kissing Alison.

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