Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms Worksheet

Category: Miscellaneous

Utilize this miscellaneous Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms Worksheet for practice in writing these abbreviations correctly. Exercises require you to identify which type of abbreviation you are creating to help with proper usage in your writing.

Abbreviations, Acronyms and Initialisms Worksheet

Instructions

For each example below, write the abbreviation, acronym or initialism for each word or phrase that is in parentheses within the sentence. Mark whether it is a regular abbreviation, an acronym or an initialism.

  • The United States (Central Intelligence Agency) primarily works outside U.S. borders.
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  • There were (approximately) 2109 jelly beans in the jar.
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  • The (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) largely influences the price consumers pay for gasoline.
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  • The U.S. (Food and Drug Administration) regulates prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and food for U.S. consumption.
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  • The weight of the box was 18 (grams).
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  • The (United Nations) is an international organization that strives for world peace through facilitating cooperation of international laws, economic development, international security, social progress and human rights.
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  • Shawn is one of those (do-it-yourself) guys who likes to do all his own home improvements.
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  • (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a serious problem in third-world countries.
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  • The recipe calls for 3 (tablespoons) of cocoa powder.
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  • Hiring an accountant can help prevent an audit by the (Internal Revenue Service).
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