The full meaning of some common abbreviations and the apostrophe{ ‘ }.

An abbreviation is a short form of a word. Below are some common abbreviation.

P. T. O = Please Turn Over.

P. T. A = Parent Teachers Association.

C. I. A = Central Intelligence Agency.

C. I. D = Criminal Investigation Department.

A. B. A = African Bar Association.

A. C = Air Conditioner/Air Craft.

B. B. C = British Broadcasting Cooperation.

G. R. A = Government Residential Area.

ECOWAS = Economic Community Of West African States.

G. M. T = Green which Mean Time.

H. H = His Highness.

PhD = Doctor of Philosophy.

I. T. O = International Trade Organisation.

O. K = All Correct / Agreed.

U. K = United Kingdom.

W. H. O = World Health Organisation.

U. A. E = United Arab Emirate.

U. S. A = United States of America.

Ltd = Limited.

E. T. C = Etcetera / So forth.

Lab = Laboratory.

NEPA = National Electrical Power Authority.

A. U = African Union.

OPEC = Organisation Of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

THE APOSTROPHE { ‘ }

In english the mark { ` } called apostrophe. It is used to shorten words.

Examples:

All is = All’s

Across = ‘Cross.

Cannot = Can’t.

Could not = Couldn’t.

Do not = Don’t.

Did not = Didn’t.

Does not = Doesn’t.

Has not = Hasn’t.

Have not = Haven’t.

He is = He’s

He will = He’ll.

He would = He’d.

He would not = He wouldn’t.

I am = I’m.

I am not = I ain’t.

I will = I’ll.

I shall = I’ll.

I would = I’d.

It is = It’s.

Is not = Isn’t.

I have = I’ve.

Of clock = O’clock.

Over = O’er.

Shall not = Shan’t.

Should not = Shouldn’t.

She will = She’ll.

That is = That’s.

There is = There’s.

They will = They’ll.

Whatever = Whate’er.

Wherever = Where’er.

Whosoever = Whoso’er.

Who have = Who’ve.

Will not = Won’t.

Would not = Wouldn’t.

You will = You’ll.

You’re = You’re.

IT IS ALSO USED TO SHOW POSSESSION OR OWNERSHIP.

Examples are:

Aminu’s house.

Zainab’s dress.

Abbas’s room

Boy’s high school.

Women’s bags.

Audu and Sani’s company.

Men’s seats.

Children’s bus.

Babies’ clothes.

Students’ toilet.

Musa aand Tanko’s farm.

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