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Capitalization and Abbreviations: Go to the Head of the Class 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How, Surrealists, Fish How, Communists, One, but How, Ukrainians, They, dark The, science, Why The, engineering, How The, accounting, How The, liberal, arts, Do 176 Abbreviations: Good Things Come in Small Packages An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Abbreviations start with a capital letter and end with a period. They're a handy way to save time and space when you're writing, but only if you use commonly accepted abbreviations. Otherwise, you'll just confuse your readers. Here's how to use abbreviations correctly. · Abbreviate social titles and titles of rank, both before and after a person's name: Mr.; Mrs.; Ms.; Dr. Laurie Rozakis, Ph.D. · Abbreviate academic degrees: Ramon Torres, B.A. (Bachelor of Arts); Hester Lewis, M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) You Could Look It Up