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Supposing you wanted to say: "Thank you very much for kind invitation. I will be coming tomorrow, arriving at your station at 6 o'clock in the evening." And you want to send this piece of information by wire; you are afraid that an ordinary letter or E-mail might not reach your acquaintance in time. So you could reduce these twenty three words to then by saying: "Thanks kind invitation arriving your station tomorrow 6pm" and inform them by cable.
Here is another example. "I am in process of correcting those proofs you sent me and I very much hope to be able to return then to you by Friday next week." That again could be reduced to the following size in order to be wired to your publisher: "correcting proofs received expect
return them next Friday."
In preparing a telegram, you have to keep two needs in your mind: use as few words as possible in order to save money; but on the other hand, your telegram must be clear enough to be understood by the person who receives it, otherwise it is a waste of money, too.
The following abbreviations are commonly used in telegrams and
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VII. Post — mail; ordinary — regular; personal — private; as a whole — in total; recently — not long ago; first name — given name; surname — family name.
XI 1. A; 2. B; 3. B; 4. C; 5. A; 6. B; 7. C; 8. D; 9. A; 10. D; 11. A; 12. B; 13. C; 14. A; 15. C; 16. A; 17. D; 18. D; 19. B; 20. С
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