Mar 03

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Business & Abbreviations I.

In business writing, it is quite common to make words, terms or even whole sentences shorter. Moreover, FYI, ETA, OTP or ASAP are abbreviations that may occur not only in business letters but also in everyday text messages.  Our  sample letter below helps you recognise some of the most frequent abbreviations. GUESS what they refer to. Then scroll down to check your answers.

Go on, it only takes 5 minutes!

Dear Tom,

FYI: since my ISP blocked access to the site, I can not check my ETA in Budapest. Could we talk OTP? I’d need to know ASAP, by the EOW at the latest, whether you can fetch me from the airport. Please also LMK what you’d like me to bring you from the US.



Answer Key


FYI: For your Information

ISP: Internet Service Provider

ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival

OTP: On the Phone

ASAP: As soon as possible

EOW: End of Week

LMK: Let me Know

BFN: Bye for NOW


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