What Are Abbreviations? - Meaning, Types & Examples


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Abbreviations make words or phrases _____.

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1. Most abbreviations should only be used _____.

2. Radar is an abbreviation for radio detection and ranging. What type of abbreviation is radar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will allow you to assess your knowledge of abbreviations. The quiz will focus on specific examples of abbreviations as well as the etiquette of their use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • When abbreviations should be used
  • What abbreviations do to words
  • What type of abbreviation 'radar' is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what an abbreviation does
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what kind of abbreviation 'TV' is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when it is appropriate to use an abbreviation

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about abbreviations, review the lesson titled What Are Abbreviations? - Meaning, Types & Examples. Concepts covered include:

  • Different examples of commonly abbreviated phrases
  • How a portmanteau functions
  • Commonly used clipped abbreviations