Asked • 03/20/19

When is it acceptable to use Internet abbreviations such as “u” or “r”?

In my business communication over Internet text messengers, for example Google Talk or Skype, I see that many people often use shorten words like _u_ instead of _you_, _r_ instead of _are_ and the like.How appropriate is usage of such words in contemporary communication? Is it used in emails also? Should we avoid it as much as possible?

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Maria C. answered • 03/20/19

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