Check that again! The abbreviations of Days of the Week and Months of the Year

Hello everyone,

How is summer going?

Now that it is in fall season (autumn), we are going to be using the abbreviations a lot more as we write! You know the second half of the year, as we happen to have longer vacation time, the letters of the months of the year get longer too.

I organize the below information and can be a reference any time you intend to write in abbreviation, in case you have to do so in note taking or meeting minutes.

For the months, note that in general, May, June, and July are usually not abbreviated because of the shorter letter form already.

For the word “Month”, there is not just one way of doing it, if you happen to look around the internet or checking out books in the library. In one way, you can abbreviate to mo., though that is less common seen in writing. The plural form of is mos., as in five mos. In another way, you can abbreviate to mth for singular, and mths for plural form. Sometimes, m-th works the same way as mth.

As for using the documentation system such as MLA or APA citation style in a research paper, for example, the months with four or fewer letters are not recommended to be abbreviated.

Here’s the abbreviations of the months:

Month in
order number
MonthAbbreviationDays in the month
2FebruaryFeb.28 or 29

Here’s the abbreviations of the days:

Look at the words carefully at the right column.


All these words can be handy some time, so overall, it is good to know about them.

So there it is, if you have any comment, please feel free to let us know. Thanks.

If you need any assistance for translation or guidance for a writing project, please feel free to let us know too. 🙂

Written by Chris







英文縮寫 英文全名 中文含意 英文縮寫 英文全名 中文含意
adj. Adjective 形容詞 obj. objective 受格
adv. Adverb 副詞 pl. plural 複數
art. Article 冠詞 poss. possessive 所有格
aux. Auxiliary 助動詞 pp. past participle 過去分詞
comp. Comparative degree 比較級 ppr. present participle 現在分詞
conj. Conjunction 連接詞 prep. preposition 介係詞
def. art Definite article 定冠詞 pron. pronoun 代名詞
fem. Feminine 陰性 pt. past tense 過去式
gen. Genitive 所有格 rel. pron. relative pronoun 關係代名詞
indef. art. Indefinite article 不定冠詞 sing. singular 單數
interj. Interjection 感嘆詞 superl. superlative degree 最高級
mas. Masculine 陽性 v. verb 動詞
n. Noun 名詞 v.i. intransitive verb 不及物動詞
nom. nominative 主格 v.t. transitive verb 及物動詞

Time to revisit the abbrevations in your old dictionary!

Hi everyone,

Has it been a while for you to look up words in an actual, physically-printed dictionary (in the book form, of course)?

We have compiled and listed some of the most common dictionary abbreviations for you to review.  The abbreviations next to the word can make a difference in meaning and how you structure a sentence in a paragraph.  Without some understanding, a misused word form can cause problems in writing.  Be careful and understand the differences when checking out any word in a dictionary!

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Abbreviated Form Original Term Abbreviated Form Original Term
adj. Adjective obj. objective
adv. Adverb pl. plural
art. Article poss. possessive
aux. Auxiliary pp. past participle
comp. Comparative degree ppr. present participle
conj. Conjunction prep. preposition
def. art Definite article pron. pronoun
fem. Feminine pt. past tense
gen. Genitive rel. pron. relative pronoun
indef. art. Indefinite article sing. singular
interj. Interjection superl. superlative degree
mas. Masculine v. verb
n. Noun v.i. intransitive verb
nom. nominative v.t. transitive verb


So, you are unsure about farther or further?

Hi everyone, this is Chris from Creative Consulting.

I notice quite a few people mixed up the two words and often stumble upon which word they should choose in their writing, so I am here to give you more ideas about it.

Both farther and further mean “a long distance,” but they do have more interpretation for what they are referring to.  I have compiled and listed some details below.



Further is defined as something that is additional, or to a greater extent or degree in the adjective form.  Further quite often implies figurative or an unknown distance.  In the verb form, further suggests to forward or advance a cause, such as further a discussion.  Yet, you will not write “I farther a discussion.”


When using further as an adverb, you may substitute the word moreover or additionally for further to check if the sentence makes sense.


He cannot go further anymore because his legs are hurt. (as an adverb)

I write a scientific research paper to further elaborate on the topic of space travel. (as a verb)

The further away you are from home, the more you will miss your parents. (as an adjective)

Without further delay, Sam drives to the train station immediately. (as an adjective)



Farther is identified as an actual measurable distance.  It suggests physical distance or length.  Farther is also the comparative form of the word far.

when farther is an adjective, its comparative form is farther or further.  As for the superlative form, you can guess it can be either farthest or furthest.  Notice that the words farther and farthest are getting less common in the usage of American English,  as more writers are using further and furthest in their writing.  Anyhow, they can be used interchangeably in the United States.


The book is placed farther than the pen. (as an adverb)

This project is not going farther without the support from the government. (as an adverb)

Los Angeles is farther south than San Francisco. (as an adjective)

He went on a farther route to meet with his father. (as an adjective)


Finally, I learned that the subtle difference between the two words does not apply in British English.  You might want to double check on the usage when you are in the U.K.

So there you have it.  I hope you enjoy our discussion here.  If you have any feedback or a case in mind, please let us know how we can help you.  Have a great day!

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