Letters or words?
Some abbreviations are read as individual letters:
Written forms only:
Some abbreviations are written forms only; they are still pronounced as full words.
Abbreviations as part of the language:
Some abbreviations (from Latin) are used as part of the language.
Note: This is also how we say them in spoken English; we write ‘e.g.’ and we say ‘for example’.
Some English words can be shortened, and it is very common to meet them in this form,particularly in spoken English Here are some of the most common: