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Nick, I can't finish this job without those parts. I need them as soon as possible. Call the distributor and ask him what the ______ is on them.

_____: Conference venue change

Please note that the conference will take place in the auditorium, not the lecture hall as previously announced.

The lecture hall is located in the Ross ______, 3rd fl., west wing.

"While I appreciate your frustration, sir, please understand that the company's ______ requires that you submit your complaint in writing before any action can be taken. I'm afraid there is nothing I can do over the phone for you."

Until further notice, please submit all monthly reports to Heather Lowell, (____ Mgr., Marketing) at HLowell@evilcompany.com

Any employee who wishes to join our management team must submit an application directly to _____ in New York and be prepared to spend three months training there if accepted.

Apr 1, 2016

From: Jane Doe

_____ Michael Smith (HR)

Re: New personnel

James: "Wow! The ______ for this dishwasher is $679, but they're selling it here for just $399."
Valen: "But what would we do with another dishwasher?"

We need to stop sales of this machine. With all the returns we're having on them, our _____ losses are already over $700,000.

Attention all staff: The _____ systems will be upgraded at all stores next week to the new IBM model. Everyone must come in this Saturday for training.


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101 Comments on “Learn 17 Business Abbreviations & Acronyms in English”


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Hi Adam,
Really I like your explaining way.
Now just a question, about Assistant, the writing on the board is Asst. but you are pronouncing it Astt.
so which one is correct..?!

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

    exactly,I also noticed it and even I listen to that part thrice,just to confirm,but dared not ask about it because teacher never makes mistakes,teacher is perfect.

    Thursday, December 29th 2016

      lol. Now we know ;)

      Saturday, January 7th 2017

    Good ear AhMaD :)

    And yes, teachers do sometimes make mistakes. It’s asst., not astt.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      Adam why did you put “do” before sometimes
      and sometimes I see it in phrases like ” I do remember”

      Thursday, January 12th 2017

        Hi Bashir,

        It’s used to emphasize the verb.

        Wednesday, January 25th 2017

          thank you

          Thursday, January 26th 2017

This lecture is so much helpful and Thank you!

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hi Adam!)
I have a request if you don`t mind.
I`m deeply interested in grammar about verb “to be + infinitive” thus it`s sometimes considered very controversial by some people. I cant seem to remember that anyone has ever given a lesson on that subject,i`ve already wathced every video though.
Would it please be possible to give a lesson on that? I assume many engVid learners would appreciate it and express their gratitude to you.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

    Hi Kevin,

    I’m not sure what you mean by to be + infinitive. (i.e., to be to do?, or do you mean the ‘be’ verb can adjust to tense but followed by an infinitive, as in “If I were to ask you your name, what would you say?”) Can you give an example?

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      Hi Adam,
      Thanks for your reply.
      As to my request i meant “to be to do” (i.e. “You are to finish your job by tomorrow” or “You are to leave”, or “If you are to do smth” etc.
      P.S. The construction “If i were to tell you that i love you, would you marry me?” (just crossed my mind, lol) wolud also be quite interesting to learn.
      Sincerely!

      Sunday, January 8th 2017

        Kevin if you wanna I could help. You just try to translate it as present participle.(to leave – leaving – покидающий). Ты покидаешь.

        Wednesday, January 11th 2017

          Thnx, Katrin. Are you a russian lady there? Do you reside in Canada? Tell me about Canada a bit, i`m planning to go there shortly).

          Thursday, January 12th 2017

          Not really. I can’t give you a hand in this case. Sorry.

          Saturday, January 14th 2017

        Ahhh…

        In this case the to verb is an infinitive complement. It’s usually used with a command (you are required to finish… you are required to leave, etc.) We can use infinitive verbs as subjects and objects (To quit the battlefield would give the enemy the impression we are weak.)

        If I were to… is a (formal)restructuring of the conditional (If I told you)

        Does this help?

        Wednesday, January 25th 2017

it’s useful and wealth of imformation Re this lesson for me and i like it, iam wondering what’s the ETA reply my comment. thank you adam.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

    That depends, Skikda… what’s the question? ;)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hi Adam! Thanks for this lesson, that will be very useful.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Useful and interesting lesson Adam. Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Hi Roonie. I’m mahyudin from small village at sumatera Indonesia. Please tell to me How I can get your email. I need your help and I want to confirm something to you about your video, Thank you

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

    Hi Arigayo,

    Try sending a comment under Ronnie’s lesson. She might not see it under mine :)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      :)

      Sunday, January 8th 2017

Great!Thank you Teacher.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Thank you very much, Adam.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Awesome quiz and excellent lesson, adam. I got 07/10. ☺

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Thank you very much, Adam,could you please add new business cours.

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

    I’ll work on some more business English lessons for sure ;)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

09/10 :) Great lesson! Thank you!

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Hello, Adam! I am new here and I really like your lessons and Quiz. You’re Awesome.

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

    Thank you, Alvinm. Welcome :)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

I need an ETA on the truck because I can not supply AGO/PMS to my customers without a sound Peddler tank truck. People am I correct? Please I want to learn.

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

    Maybe tell them what AGO/PMS stands for

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      Compliment of the Season to you Lecturer,

      PMS: Premium Motor Spirit. (Petrol)
      AGO: Automotive Gas Oil. (Diesel)

      Monday, January 9th 2017

        OK :)

        To you as well, though belated.

        Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Hi Adam. I m from Turkey. I really thankful for your lessons. I m studying in english department in high school. İ have difficulty in quantifiers about which take plural or singular noun or verb please help me😊

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

    I’ll try to make a lesson on this Heroine ;)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

I got seven out of ten. I need to study more. thanks teacher

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Nice lesson, Adam. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Hello Adam!

That is a cool lesson again. However, as far as I know, there is nothing similar in Brazil, at least in the part of the commercial acronyms.

Anyway, it is quite important to know them, e.g., in case you travel abroad, buy something and have to make a complaint etc.

Thanks for the video!

PS: I also used to think “re:” meant “reply”. Thank you for your explanation!

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Hi,
I’m very interested in writing. Any suggestions on what topics I should learn
in order to become a better writer?
-Sentence
-Punctuation.
-What else?

Friday, December 23rd 2016

    Hi Junior,

    yes, yes, and everything ;)… actually, good writing needs strong grammar, punctuation, structure, etc. skills, as well as a broad vocab, and a sense of style. You should also read a lot.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thanks Mr. Adam.

Friday, December 23rd 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS ADAM!!! AND CONGRATULATE ALL TEACHERS OF THE SITE AND OF COURSE THE MODERATOR!!!

Saturday, December 24th 2016

    Thanks Katrin. Happy New Year :)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      Thanks a lot Adam!!!

      Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Thank you so much adam you are the best teacher!!

Sunday, December 25th 2016

Merry Christmas Adam !@@@ Dear I would like to Request you again Please Make a Video Lesson over Using of Couple for time how to express for time , Please I learnt a lot from your video , Your example hit the nail on the head. Please Dear Make as soon as possible, Even mention which is requested by me Please Dear

Sunday, December 25th 2016

    Hi Gaurav,

    I’m not sure i understood the request. Is it about “using”, or about “couple” or about “time”?

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      I meant to say by my prvious msg.that Dear I would like to Request you again that Please Make a Video Lecture over “Using Couple With time/day/ month” how to express , Please I learnt a lot idioms and vocabulary from you as well as another excellent teacher from envid , Your example hit the nail on the head. Please Dear as i have requested you to make lesson please do as soon as possible. moreover i would like to request you if u are going to make lesson then mention my name this lesson is requested by me :D

      Sunday, January 8th 2017

        Hi Guarav,

        Lesson scheduling isn’t up to me, but I will see what I can do.

        However, I’m still not sure what this means :
        Using Couple With time/day/ month

        Wednesday, January 25th 2017

          I give u some example i think that example would help u out to get my point, You must have heard saying people that,1. i will come a couple of time
          2. A couple of hour ago,3. A couple of days
          In such way people express time so i am so confused ,what does make it sense plz ask ur main person who provide u lesson schedule ,plz make a video over this lesson

          Thursday, January 26th 2017

          Actually, couple just means two.

          A couple of hours ago means two hours ago.

          Friday, February 10th 2017

you always do well Adam (our Mr.)

Monday, December 26th 2016

Hi Adam, thanks for all of your lessons. I want to arise a question. Why people pronounce differently between heard and beard. ( hurd and beerd)?

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

    That’s just English, Anojan. It’s a good idea to study phonetics for pronunciation.

    Here is a good poem to show you how crazy this language is:
    http://humbleapostrophe.com/english/

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

handsome boy I need to get a cool grammatical explanation to below statement
Help given help received

Does it mean “if you give help others then one day you will received it” another person gave an explanation on it but i’m not able to get it perfectly. here it is
Help (which is) given help (which is) received.

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

    oh I’m sorry I have to make a correction that statement
    It should be ” Help given is help received”

    Friday, December 30th 2016

      Hi Tharanga,

      Yes, if you help others, you are actually helping yourself.
      Help (that is) given is (=) help (that is) received.

      Saturday, January 7th 2017

        thanks a lot Adam that’s very understandable

        Sunday, January 15th 2017

oh and it was given with a picture which is a little boy is helping an old person there is no any context I can give you.

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Thank you Adam. Sometimes I think that you have an Business School degree. Maybe not. But it’s super good that engvid teachers talk about different things and at the same time teach English.
Nice week!

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

    Thanks, Ramiro. I don’t have a business degree, but I sometimes look things up, and I read a lot. :)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Merry Christmas !

Thursday, December 29th 2016

    To you as well, Soei :)

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hello teacher,please a realy need your help ,because i have an exam ,and i need a lesson about the articals : the,a,an ; and capitolazation .
Pleaze i realy need’t in this two days.
Thanks!

Thursday, December 29th 2016

    Hi Samarita,

    I assume I’m too late, but you can type “articles” in the search box at the top of the page and you will see a few lesson here by our teachers on this topic.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Dear sir, I have more understood about the using of Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Friday, December 30th 2016

hello sir ,
i am a student .i want to sit for ielts exam within 3 mounth .i want 6.5 what should do ?
thank you .

Sunday, January 1st 2017

    Well, Sumon, you should take as many practice tests as possible so that you have a sense of how the test works, and also to find your weak areas and work to improve them. Then practice, practice, practice.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Wow!!! Perfect score!!!

Wednesday, January 4th 2017

thanks a lot Adam.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hi, Adam. Thanks for your lessons. I have one question to you. Is it correct using such a frase “Looks like Ross and I are captains”? Should it be according to the rules ‘as if’ instead of ‘like’? The frase is from the third season of the “Friends”(The One with the Football). Thank you in advance.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thanks everyone :)

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I really like your accent, I am trying make my voice harder, there is a video by Julian Treasure in Ted.com to sharpen the vocal and speak like a native speaker. My first language is Tamil, the tone of Tamil is roughest than English, so when I speak in English, It automatically pronounce like Tamil. English is soften language in spoken. Do you think that weather or genetics make changes in the accent ?

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    Hi Anojan,

    I’m not sure, but I think any accent can be learned and perfected. See how actors do it.

    Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Hi Adam, can you include word ‘Tamil’ in your example sentences in your future tutorials :) I have been worried a lot. It will be really honarable if you full fill my hope. Thanks in advance :)

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    I’ll try ;)

    Wednesday, January 25th 2017

thanks tech.

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Terrific lesson. Thanks, Adam.

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

thanks a lot for this lesson

Thursday, January 19th 2017

Adam thank you for your lesson. It is very useful for my business

Saturday, January 28th 2017

I was headache of some words write in acronym I known it now. Thanks a lot.

Monday, January 30th 2017

I really love your smiling face and your way to axplain lessons…………

Friday, February 10th 2017

Nice job Adam, I like it so much! Just one question, I saw Corp and Ltd sometimes and I have no idea about what are they.

Monday, February 20th 2017

hi adam,

it’s difficult to remember :(

Saturday, February 25th 2017

Thanks Adam for the class
can u plz use other colour instead of light blue !
it is hard to see it
thanks

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

thank you very much for what you are doing but i think your video is so boring. It is such an interesting topic about acronyms, all those ASAP, FBI, UK, etc but your way to explain it is not very interesting. I reccomend you to put some jokes or change your intonation.

Thank you anyways
Best regards

Friday, March 24th 2017

Thank you sir Adam for this quizzes

Monday, April 17th 2017

Awesome

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

nice explanation.

Friday, July 28th 2017

pls,what does HR stand for

Saturday, July 29th 2017

hello every,nice to meet you.but i can’t see any videos,could you help me?

Monday, September 11th 2017

    Hi, 158zly! All of our videos are on YouTube. You seem to be posting from China, where YouTube is banned. You’ll have to use a VPN or mirror site to watch the videos.

    Monday, September 11th 2017

Great! Thank you

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Just leave a message to say Thank you all engVid teachers!

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

    And thank you for watching and learning with us! ^_^

    Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Happy to be Here.

Sunday, January 21st 2018

hiAdam,I don’t understand how to use the word YTD,could u pls send me more examples in daily life?i made one sentence:How much fat have u lost year-to-date?it means how much…have u lost this year.is it right?

Tuesday, February 27th 2018

Hi Adam I am curios to know if exist plural of Manager? (Managers or Menager), for woman indeed? Bye

Saturday, March 31st 2018

What a great lesson. Excellent.
I wonder if you could prepare a lesson on split
infinitives.
I know you are a very busy professor, but I’d love
to have that subject explained by you.It would be
very useful and profitable to all Engvid students.
Thanks in advance.And sorry if I’m asking for too
much.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

Thank you, Adam.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018
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