Forming contractions and truncations 

Contractions are formed by omitting the middle of a word. In line with British English, this guide recommends not putting a point after the last letter of the contraction.

Exemple correcte Attn (Attention)
Exemple correcte Dr (Doctor)
Exemple correcte Mr (Mister)


Truncations are formed by omitting the end of a word and sometimes other letters as well. They are always followed by a point.

Exemple correcte Feb. (February)
Exemple correcte Tues. (Tuesday)
Exemple correcte col. (column)
Darrera actualització: 25-10-2017
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Recommended citation:
«Forming contractions and truncations» [en línia]. A: Criteris de la Universitat de Barcelona (CUB). Style Guide. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <https://www.ub.edu/cub/criteri.php?id=2359> [consulta: 6 maig 2021].