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Do you use the definite article before "Coronavirus" or not? I've seen and done both myself but I wonder if there's a dominant tendency.
That makes sense; thanks for sharing your view of it.I would use the definite article, because I am referring in a colloquial way to the specific coronavirus that is topical.
Again that's interchangable for me too. If used in a general sense it's 'cancer is spreading' if I use it more specifically I might say 'the cancer is spreading'.That makes sense; thanks for sharing your view of it.
It would seem that some people (I don't currently know whether they're a minority) look at it as more of a general concept, like, say, "cancer".
An abbreviation is any shortened form of a word. There is no necessity for individual letters to represent words.It's certainly not an abbreviation as each individual letter in covid does not represent a word.
I thought an abbreviation used the first letter of each word but does not require to be sounded as a word.An abbreviation is any shortened form of a word. There is no necessity for individual letters to represent words.
All acronyms are abbreviations, but not all abbreviations are acronyms.