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§ 4-800. Spacing between Abbreviated Words and Periods in Abbreviations

§ 4-810. Spacing between Abbreviated Words [BB|ALWD]

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Principle 1: Successive words abbreviated with a single capital letter are normally not separated from one another with a space «e.g.» .

Principle 2: Longer abbreviations are separated from one another and from single letter abbreviations with a space «e.g.».

Principle 3: In journal titles, successive single letters that refer to an entity are separated from other single letter abbreviations with a space «e.g.».

Principle 4: Numbers, including ordinal numbers (2d, 4th), are treated as single letters «e.g.».

§ 4-820. Periods in Abbreviations [BB|ALWD]

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Principle 1: In general abbreviations should end in a period «e.g.».

Principle 2: However, abbreviations that are contractions ending with an apostrophe and the last letter of the word should not be followed by a period «e.g.».

Principle 3: In addition, entities that are commonly referred to by their initials may be abbreviated using those initials without periods «e.g.».

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