Rules in Alphabetic Filing Part 6

In the previous post we have learned how to file names with professional and personal titles. In this post, we are going to learn how to file names with abbreviations.

Rule 6

All abbreviations in names should be alphabetized as though they were spelled out. Consider the following examples:

St. Peter
Fr. Joel
Mr. Cruz

Ft. Santiago
Quezon Ave.
Brixton St.

They are filed by unit as:

Father Joel
Mister Cruz
Saint Peter

Brixton Street
Fort Santiago
Quezon Avenue

Now, try these following exercise:

Exercise 1

Ms. Abelan
Bro. Justin
Engr. Perez
Atty. Quintin
St. Matthew

Exercise 2

Captain Burger Jr.
St. Joseph Funeral Homes
Fifth Ave.
Maginhawa St.
Blue Cor. Printing Co.

Exercise 3

Abshp. Welby
Mngr. Gallo
Prof. Reyes
Mr. Lopez
Gov. Medina

Answer to Exercise 1

Attorney Quintin
Brother Justin
Engineer Perez
Miss Abelan
Saint Matthew

Answer to Exercise 2

Blue Corner Printing Company
Captain Burger Junior
Fifth Avenue
Maginhawa Street
Saint Joseph Funeral Homes

Answer to Exercise 3

Archbishop Welby
Governor Medina
Manager Gallo
Mister Lopez
Professor Reyes

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