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Chapter 17. Capitalization and Abbreviat... > Abbreviations: Good Things Come in S... - Pg. 178

Capitalization and Abbreviations: Go to the Head of the Class Item miles teaspoon tablespoon ounce pound pint quart Fahrenheit Celsius grams kilograms millimeters liters centimeters meters kilometers Abbreviation mi. tsp. or t TB., Tbsp., or T oz. lb. pt. qt. F C g kg mm L cm m km 178 · Abbreviate the titles of some organizations and things. These abbreviations are not followed by a period: UN (United Nations); FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) · Use acronyms to abbreviate some organizations. An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the first letter of each word in the title. Because acronyms are used as words, they never take periods: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)