I am writing a technical report on a topic which includes a Virtual Private Network. These are commonly abbreviated as VPN. However it feels strange writing something along the lines of VPNs are ...
Possible Duplicate: On the usage of “etcetera” Is the abbreviation etc. or "and so on" acceptable in scientific writing papers?
In referring to a local church, does the name "St Giles" require a period after the "St"? I was told that to add a period confuses it with the abbreviation for street.
I.e. is used when we would like to use a situation as a kind of clarification. Suppose I was to write something like this: Nano-boxes are used in medical science i.e. cancer treatment, where ...
In my business communication over Internet text messengers, for example Google Talk or Skype, I see that many people often use shorten words like u instead of you, r instead of are and the like. How ...