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Chart of Gregg Shorthand Pre-Anniversary Brief Forms/Wordsigns

Word
Brief Form (Text)
Brief Form (Image)
a, an [dot]
[dot]
about a b
ab
above a b u
abu
accept, acceptance a k [left s]
aks
accord a k r
akr
accordance a k r n s
akrns
acknowledge a k
ak
acquaint; acquaintance a k a
aka
advantage a v
av
advertise a v t
avt
after a f
af
again a g n
agn
agent a j
aj
agree [loop] (above the line)
a
all o (on its side)
o
allow a l
al
always o l s
ols
am, more m
m
and, end nd
nd
any n e
ne
are, our, hour r
r
arrange, arrangement a r a
ara
ask s k
sk
assist ss t
sst
attention tn sh
tnsh
avoid v o e
voe
be, but b
b
beauty b t e
bte
become, book b k
bk
been, bound b n
bn
before, behalf b f
bf
behind b i
bi
belief, believe b e
be
better b t [reversed e]
bte
between b tn
btn
beyond b o n
beyond
bill b l
bl
body b o
bo
bring b r
br
business b s
bs
by b a (In the 1916 edition, it was changed to b)
ba
call k o
ko
can k
k
capital k p t
kpt
car, correct k r
kr
care k a
ka
carry k a e
kae
cause, because k [left s]
ks
certificate s e tf
character k a k
kak
charge ch j
chj
check ch k
chk
clear, clearly k l e
kle
clerk k l r
klr
collect k o l
kol
company, keep kp (blended)
kp
consider, consideration k [right s]
ks
copy k p e
kpe
corporation k r p
krp
correspond, correspondence k r e s
kres
could k d
kd
course k r s
krs
cover k v
kv
credit k r e
kre
custom k us
kus
date, did td
dt
definite df n
dfn
deliver d l
dl
desire d s
ds
determine [inverted e] mn
emn
devote df t
dvt
differ, difference, different df
df
difficulty df k
dfk
direct d r k
drk
dollar d o
do
draft d r f
drf
Dr., during d r
dr
duplicate d u p
dup
duty td e
dte
educate, education e d u
edu
effect f k
fk
either e [under th]
eth
else, list l s
ls
endure nd r
ndr
enough n u f
nuf
ever, every e v
ev
exist, existence e [reverse ss]
ess
experience s p e
spe
fall, follow f o
fo
far, favor f a
fa
fault f o t
fot
find f i
fi
firm f e m
fem
first f e s
fes
for f
f
friend, friendly f r
fr
from, form f m
fm
full, fully f u
fu
future f t
ft
gave g a
ga
give, given g e
ge
glad g l
gl
go, good g
g
God g d
gd
gone g n
gn
govern, government g v
gv
got g t
gt
great g r
gr
hand [dot] nd
hnd
have v
v
he e
e
house, whose h o s
hus
how, out a u
au
I a
a
immediate, immediately e m e
eme
important, importance m p
mp
improve, improvement m p r
mpr
in, not n
n
inclose (enclose) n k
nk
influence n f
nf
industry nd s
nds
instant, instance n s
ns
insure, insurance n sh
nsh
invoice n v s
nvs
is, his s
s
it, at t
t
judge j j
jj
jury j u
ju
kind k i
ki
let, letter l e
le
light l i
li
little l e t
let
long l ng
lng
like l a
la
look l u
lu
love l v
lv
market, Mr. m r
mr
Messrs. m ss
mss
mortgage m o r
mor
most m o
mo
move m u
mu
much m ch
mch
must m s
ms
name n a
na
never n v
nv
new n u
nu
newspaper n s p
nsp
next n e s
nes
object o b
ob
oblige o b l
obl
occasion k a sh
kash
occupy, occupation o k p
okp
of o
o
office o [right s]
os
official o sh l
oshl
one u n
un
opinion o p n
opn
order o d
od
organize, organization o g
og
other u [over th]
uth
part p t
pt
particular p a t
pat
please p l
pl
point, appoint o e
oe
principal, principle p r
pr
public, publish p b
pb
publication p b sh
pbsh
pupil p p l
ppl
put p
p
quality k u
ku
quantity k [intersecting t]
kt
question k sh
ksh
railroad r r
rr
railway r l
rl
real, regard r e
re
receive r s e
rse
recent r [right s]
rs
record r k d
rkd
refer, reference r f
rf
regret r e g
reg
remark r m
rm
remit, remittance r e m
rem
reply r e p
rep
represent r p
rp
report r p r
rpr
respect, respectful, respectfully r e s
res
return r e t
ret
right, write r i
ri
satisfaction s a t sh
satsh
satisfy, satisfactory s a t
sat
season ss n
ssn
send s e n
sen
shall, ship sh
sh
should sh d
shd
side s i
si
significant, significance s g
sg
sir [left s]
s
small s m o
smo
society [reverse ss]
ss
some s m
sm
soon s n
sn
speak, speech s p
sp
spirit s p r
spr
stand s tn
stn
state s t
st
stock s t o
sto
strange s t j
stj
strength, strong s t r
str
such [left s] ch
sj
suggest, suggestion [right s] u j
suj
sure, surely sh u
shu
system, says ss
ss
teach t ch
tch
than, then [over th] n
thn
thank [over th] [dot] (to the right)
thank
that [over th] a
tha
the [over th]
th
their, there [under th]
th
them [over th] m
thm
they [over th] e
the
thing, think [over th] [dot] (under)
thing
this [over th] s (blend)
ths
three, thorough-ly [under th] [inverted e]
the
those [over th] [left s]
ths
thousand [over th] a u
thau
throughout [under th] r u t
thrut
time tm
tm
told t o
to
tomorrow tm o
tmo
trust t r s
trs
truth t r
tr
typewriter t p r i
tpri
until nd [inverted e]
nde
upon p o n
pon
use e u
eu
usual-ly, wish u sh
ush
value v l
vl
very v e
ve
vowel v l (unblended)
vl
want o nd
ond
was o [left s]
os
wealth l [under th]
lth
week e k
ek
went e nt
ent
were e r
er
what o t
ot
when e n
en
where a r
ar
which, change ch
ch
while i l
il
why i
i
wife i f
if
will, well l
l
wire i r
ir
with e [over th]
eth
without e [over th] t
etht
wonder u u n
uun
word u d
ud
work r k
rk
world u u
uu
would d
d
yes [loop]
e loop
yesterday e s t
est
you, your u
u
young u ng
ung

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Preface
About Gregg Shorthand
Editor's Note
A Talk with the Beginner
The Alphabet
Chapter I
   Unit 1
   Unit 2
   Unit 3
Chapter II
   Unit 4
   Unit 5
   Unit 6
Chapter III
   Unit 7
   Unit 8
   Unit 9
Chapter IV
   Unit 10
   Unit 11
   Unit 12
Chapter V
   Unit 13
   Unit 14
   Unit 15
Chapter VI
   Unit 16
   Unit 17
   Unit 18
Chapter VII
   Unit 19
   Unit 20
   Unit 21
Chapter VIII
   Unit 22
   Unit 23
   Unit 24
Chapter IX
   Unit 25
   Unit 26
   Unit 27
Chapter X
   Unit 28
   Unit 29
   Unit 30
Chapter XI
   Unit 31
   Unit 32
   Unit 33
Chapter XII
   Unit 34
   Unit 35
   Unit 36

Index

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