Always searching for grammar lessons, I caught this online report about the Republican candidates and the presidential debates. It’s an example of how not to use an abbreviation or an acronym.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus sent a letter to the chairman of NBC on behalf of the Republican National Committee. The excerpt that follows shows how Priebus put the committee’s abbreviation (RNC) in parentheses as though the reader, the head of NBC, might not recognize it on second mention.
The chairman of NBC might not recognize the abbreviation RNC in that context? Really?
Different style guides make different recommendations. Let’s first look at the Priebus’ letter (bolding is mine): Continue
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