Abbreviations are so widely used in printed material that it is beneficial to be able to write and read the most common ones. The use of an abbreviation aids in saving time, space and energy. Please note abbreviations may vary, specifically with use of periods and capitalization, e.g., mpg, MPG,
Writing shortcuts are very prevalent, they are used in media and everyday communication, e.g., text and emails. Most of us abbreviate or shorten words to communicate more quickly; it aids in saving time, space and energy.