I know an acronym is an abbreviation that can be pronounced as one word, but when is an abbreviation pronounced as one word?
Making myself clearer, how do we know whether or not it is pronounced as one word or not? Is there any definite rule to go by? For example, today, we were discussing "AYAD", whether or not this was an abbreviation or acronym. We didn't know, and we didn't know how to tell whether or not it was an acronym.
- Is there a rule to go by to determine an acronym from an abbreviation?
- If there is, what is it?
Can someone please provide some details on this? Cheers!