Post # 1
Help me please!
Im editing a magazine for the first time *whoopie!* but… I forgot how to write something. 🙁
Say, I want to say “Mr A called Mr B *re* the 2013 account.”
How to you write re?
… help meeee!
Post # 4
@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
Just write it out. None of your options really make sense at all, especially because it is the abbreviation of one word.
Post # 6
@MissMarple: Im not sure wether or not to cass it as formal, but Ill try them out and see which takes my fancy 🙂 Thanks!
I just, total mental blanked on this tiny little piece of information haha!
Post # 7
@TGold: To be honest I couldn’t even remember what it abbreviated! The guy who sent the text to me just wrote “RE …” and I thought, “That looks wrong. But… maybe I’m wrong. Is he right?” And, it just went downhill from there. Hah!
Post # 8
@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
Isn’t it for “regarding”?
Post # 10
@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
“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?)