When writing "1 week 3 days," if week is abbreviated to wk., should days also be abbreviated? If so, what should it be abbreviated to?

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    Is there anything wrong with 10 days? – Stu W Jul 26 '17 at 18:44

The abbreviation for day is "d".

2wk 3d

This abbreviation is rarely used, however is considered acceptable in certain contexts, one being when used in conjunction with other time abbreviations.

  • If using American English, shouldn't the abbreviations both have periods? – Elem-Teach-w-Bach-n-Math-Ed Jul 26 '17 at 20:36
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    @Elem-Teach-w-Bach-n-Math-Ed I usually see time abbreviations written without the period, however, this answer may answer your question. It seems like there is a difference between the American and British Oxford Dictionaries. – Tot Zam Jul 26 '17 at 20:43

I think the answer is yes, that for consistency, you should abbreviate both. However, it might make more sense to write is as "10 days", depending on the context.

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    I think the total number of days is ten. – PephenKinD Jul 26 '17 at 20:00
  • @PephenKinD oops, I was looking at the answer from Tot Zam – Devil07 Jul 26 '17 at 20:09

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