Author Topic: Single & Plural Abbreviations of Street, Avenue & Boulevard  (Read 238 times)

Offline punctuationguy

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Single & Plural Abbreviations of Street, Avenue & Boulevard
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:59:56 am »
Hello,

Do all the boldfaced examples below look correct in terms of singular and plural abbreviations?

Also, no full stop after each? Correct as I have them?

She lived on Maple Ave for five years.
The accident took place next to Fifth and Sixth Aves yesterday.

Mark lived on Elm St for only six months.
The festival will start on 11th and 12th Sts at noon.

There was a carjacking on Buckner Blvd early this morning.
Construction is underway on Bruckner and Sutphen Blvds until noon.

Thanks
« Last Edit: February 14, 2019, 05:10:09 am by punctuationguy »

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Re: Single & Plural Abbreviations of Street, Avenue & Boulevard
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 10:18:34 am »
Personally, I would not abbreviate any of them in those sentences. It spoils the flow and is not necessary.

The "rule" that I always learned is that if the abbreviation ends with the final letter of the full version, you do not punctuate; if it doesn't, you do.

For example: Reverend would give you Revd but Rev. So Street would be St, Road Rd and Avenue Ave. Crescent could be Cres.

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Re: Single & Plural Abbreviations of Street, Avenue & Boulevard
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 11:44:34 am »
I learnt the same 'rule'.  (I wouldn't put a stop after Ave)
The subject sentences look stilted to me. I agree with Duncan and would not abbreviate any of them. The abbreviations may be correct, but it's stylistically lacking.