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Acronyms/Abbreviations
On first mention of a term, introduce the acronym in parentheses:
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded in Yugoslavia in 1956.
Once you have introduced the abbreviation, you ought to use the abbreviation.
Delete periods in acronyms and abbreviations:
USA, CIA, USSR, NC, PhD, MA, BA
However, periods should be used in the case of proper names, with a space after each period:
J. R. R. Tolkein
E. B. White
unless the name is only composed of initials:
FDR, LBJ, MLK
Please see MLA's page on abbreviation for commonly abbreviated terms.
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