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St vs St.- Which One Is Correct?

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St.
posted ·6 месяцев назад.
 
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With . Because it is shortening from "saint" hope this helps. 🙂
posted ·6 месяцев назад.
 
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BJsRealm said:
I come from UK, so we usually omit the full stop in every single abbreviation, including the titles such as Dr, Mr, Jnr, Snr, etc. I prefer St instead of St. for one additional reason, namely to make a difference between the written abbreviations for Saint & for a Street. That can be rather confusing sometimes. For example, St. Paul's St. Which one is short for Saint & which one is short for Street? In British English we would always use St Paul's St. to make a difference between the 2 Also, in British English we never use the punctuation for acronyms, so, in British English we have USA, US state, US President etc. Punctuation is more common in American English, where almost every single acronym, or a personal title, ends with a full stop. In British English is quite the opposite: there are only few exceptions from a rule to omit a full stop, namely personal titles such as Prof. which has to be written with a full stop. Other than that, one can say that, in general, our American friends use the punctuation more frequently than here in UK, or in Europe. We seldom use full stop, mostly at the end of each sentence.
posted ·6 месяцев назад.
 
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BJsRealm said:
To make it even more complicated, I'm on a mobile site, so my Android phone keeps adding the full stop automatically, so I have to delete them manually, which can be rather annoying sometimes, or just to leave them there.
posted ·6 месяцев назад.