How Do You Abbreviate Ounces?

The word ounce has been abbreviated as oz. since at least the 1500s. The abbreviation oz. comes from a shortening of the Italian word onza, meaning “ounce.”

Is there a period after Oz?

Most measurements and scientific abbreviations do not use periods, but standard United States measurements and time abbreviations have a period at the end. oz. (ounce)(The z in oz. comes from the Medieval Italian word onza.)

Is there a space between initials in a name?

initials in a name When a person uses two initials and a last name, a space should be inserted between the initials. A space also should be inserted between the last initial and the last name. But, no space between two-letter abbreviations (i.e., U.S., P.O.).

How do you write your name with middle initials?

In the U.S., the “middle name” is often abbreviated to the middle initial (e.g. Mary Lee Bianchi becomes Mary L. Bianchi). This is usually standard for signatures or omitted entirely in everyday use (e.g. just Mary Bianchi). An individual may have more than one middle name, or none.

Is there a dot after initials?

Spacing after the periods (dots) is correct. Using periods in abbreviated names is correct, if one is using the full address. However, since many people are referred to by their initials as nicknames in dialog, I think the periods would be eliminated.

Why do you use ellipses?

The Ellipsis The term ellipsis comes from the Greek word meaning “omission,” and that’s just what an ellipsis does—it shows that something has been left out. When you’re quoting someone, you can use an ellipsis to show that you’ve omitted some of their words.

Should you punctuate texts?

When you’re texting with friends, punctuation isn’t strictly necessary. You can leave off question marks, periods, and apostrophes willy-nilly. However, you will likely want to include the punctuation when clarity is absolutely necessary.