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The following acronyms are appropriate for use on all occasions. It is not necessary to spell out on first reference.
CARE (Cooperative for American Relief to Everywhere)
OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)
ZIP (Code) (Zone Improvement Plan)
PIN (personal identification number)
ATM (automated teller machine)
SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving)
NASDAQ (National Association of Security Dealers Automated Quotations)
SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission)
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
ESOP (employee stock ownership plan)
Insert a hyphen after the first three digits.
When using the area code, use a hyphen (with no space on either side) between the two elements.
The "1-" does not always need to be included.
Ex: Please call me at 1-800-545-5474.
But: My number is 800-545-7547.
("1-" is not part of the number; it's just something you have to dial.)
businessman business owner, business people
congressman member of Congress, representative
mankind people, humanity, the human race, human beings, humans
manpower work force, human resources, staff
salesman salesperson, sales representative, sales staff, sales force
policeman police officer
mailman mail carrier