How to write *re* in a text…

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 4
2169 posts
Buzzing bee

@FutureMrsHallam:  Wait, you’re writing this in a magazine? It’s late so I read your OP wrong and thought you were writing a text message…

If it’s in formal writing I’d write out regarding. 

Post # 5
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MissMarple:  +1


Just write it out.  None of your options really make sense at all, especially because it is the abbreviation of one word.

Post # 8
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FutureMrsHallam:  I always write re: and I use it in emails (never had to text it to anyone, but I’d probably use the same).

Mr Angel called Mr Bennett re: the 2013 account.

Post # 9
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Isn’t it for “regarding”?

Post # 10
7019 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissMarple:  @stephee:  I agree. “re:” is short for “regarding”, and for a magazine article (and pretty well anything else which uses a proper sentence) I think you should write out the full word.

Post # 11
946 posts
Busy bee

“RE:” or “re:” if in a text message or email header.  In a magazine article, you should use the full word.  (Why would you abbreviate “regarding” in a magazine article?)


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