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Chapter 29. A Capital Affair > Short and Sweet: Abbreviations - Pg. 338

A Capital Affair Title Lieutenant General Major President Professor Representative Secretary Senator Sergeant Superintendent Treasurer Abbreviation Lt. Gen. Maj. Pres. Prof. Rep. Sec. Sen. Sgt. Supt. Treas. 338 2. Abbreviate earned degrees. Examples: Russell Wohl, O.D., Ira Rosoff, D.D.S. Because of their Latin roots, abbreviations for many degrees can be written in either direction: M.A. or A.M. for Masters of Arts, for instance. The following chart shows some of the most commonly abbreviated degrees: Degree Associate's Degree Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Science Doctor of Divinity Doctor of Dental Surgery Doctor of Philosophy Masters of Arts Masters of Business Administration Masters of Science Medical Doctor Registered Nurse Abbreviation A.A. B.A. or A.B. B.B.A. B.S. D.D. D.D.S. Ph.D. M.A. or A.M. M.B.A. M.S. or S.M. M.D. R.N. Writer's Block Never combine the abbreviations Mr., Mrs ., or Ms. with the abbreviation for a professional or academic title. For example: Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D., not Ms. Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D. 3. Abbreviate time and dates. Use these abbreviations when time is shown in numbers. Examples: The sale starts at 9:00 A.M. Let's get there at 6:00 A.M. You can use either capital letters or lowercase letters.