Technically, both cont. and cont’d are correct abbreviations for continued. Cont. is a truncated form, and cont’d is a contracted form for continued.
I.e. is Latin for id est, meaning ‘in essence’. In English, this is understood as ‘that is to say’, or ‘in other words’.
Acronyms are a type of abbreviation where each word in a series or phrase forms a single word that’s pronounced differently, like YOLO (You Only Live Once).
Contractions are words that have been conjoined through the use of an apostrophe, and the omission of certain letters and sounds: haven’t, wouldn’t couldn’t.
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