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How do i best word this "JCAHO which is also known as The Joint Commission was founded in 1951, and is a self-governing nonprofit organization that provides accreditation and certification services"

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JCAHO which is also known as The Joint Commission was founded in 1951, and is a self-governing nonprofit organization that provides accreditation and certification services.
asked Oct 12 '13 at 02:36 Juliet Etokhana New member

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The correct way to show both the full name and the abbreviation or acronym for something is to first spell out the entire name, then put the shortened version in parentheses.  After that, you only need to use the shortened version.  This is a standard format that tells the reader, "Here is the full name, but I'm going to call it by the shortened name after this."

 

Example:

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television network.  ABC is owned by the Walt Disney Company (Disney). 

 

I was going to use your JCAHO as the example, but I see that it was formerly called the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), but is now called The Joint Committee (TJC).  If that is so, then you should refer to it by the current name, not the former name.  Other than that, delete the comma and your sentence is fine.

link comment answered Oct 12 '13 at 12:32 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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