Abbreviations should be used with care so that they do not compromise understanding.
When to use:
Even in these cases, care must be taken that the use of abbreviations does not impair understanding. Avoid more than one abbreviation per sentence and don't make it up. Use only known abbreviations.
Photo caption: The João Pessoa airport terminal was expanded to 10,000 m², but even so, the senator reports inconvenience to passengers.
Crawl: Indication of Arnaldo Caiche D'Oliveira for emb. from Niger has opinion of sen. Eduardo Suplicy
Total cocaine seizures rose from just over 7 tons in 2004 to 24 tons in 2009 ( see infographic on this page ), when 1,600 kilograms were seized from five intercepted aircraft.
According to the current code, therefore, according to Embrapa and Sparovek, more than 620 thousand square kilometers (and not 620 thousand km²) would have to be recovered.
However, when a term appears many times in the text, it can be abbreviated, as long as the first occurrence is spelled in full. This is the case for terms such as page (p.), square kilometer (km 2 ) and cubic meter (m 3 ).
See rule on remission.
How to use:
BH to Belo Horizonte
Rio to Rio de Janeiro (not RJ)
NY to New York
Do not use BSB for Brasilia.
Title: Traffic on the verge of collapse in São Paulo, Rio, BH and Porto Alegre
The demonstration will feature caravans from the 78 municipalities in the state, which today will focus on Praça dos Namorados.
Use 10:30am and not 10:30am
Use 4pm and not 4pm or 4pm.
For full hours, do not use a trailing zero: 10:00, not 10:00.
Repeat symbol at time intervals: The course will be from 9 am to 6 pm.
The min form is used when you want to inform the hours down to the seconds: The marathon runner completed the race in 2h4min26
In infographics, the abbreviation of minutes (min) can also be used to express temporal duration.
Attention: to indicate elapsed time and uncertain time, write time in full.
Use: The debate lasted three hours. He arrived around 9 am.
Agency: What role do you see for social media, new media, in this greater engagement of civil society?
— Mr. Bernardo Figueiredo (Mr. Bernardo Figueiredo) moves from private to public, after moving from public to private,” said Requião.
Do not use the title of doctor or doctor as a form of treatment. To reproduce speeches, prefer the abbreviations dr. and dr. when followed by the name.
— This doctor Tourinho Neto (dr. Tourinho Neto), in my opinion, is not fulfilling what the Constitution says — he said.
Abbreviate reverence pronouns only when followed by a name. In this case, however, use capital initials: V. Exa., S. Ema., S. Sa.
— I appeal to Your Excellency to sign the request that requests the installation of the CPI of the Ministry of Transport. This signature will certainly signal that it is, indeed, willing to allow investigations to take place so that clarifications are offered to the country,” said Alvaro Dias.
— The treatment that you have given me, since I arrived in this House, has renewed hope in my soul — he said.
See more in Form of treatment.
For the proper treatment for each authority, see the Public Relations Events Handbook.
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|etc.||etc.||Used with dot.
The comma before is optional
|They don't have a dot or plural|
|No dot, no plural|
|They are only used for monetary values.|
|square meter square
|With all the letters in
uppercase, use no period:
JAN, FEB, OCT
|SA||anonymous society||Plural: S.As.|
|TV||TV can also be used.
For broadcasters, use TV only.
Do not use TV or TV