How do you read the following word? Tokyo Electric Power Co. a. company b. corporation c. c o (like reading alphabet) Please teach me.?

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  • Dave
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    10 months ago
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    In very, very, very colloquial American English, a reader might say "co" -- / ko / as in pronouncing a non-existent word (but not as in the alphabet). (One soft drink maker knows this, and calls its company 'Pepsico' all in one word and people say /pep see ko/ sometimes in America.) But this is rare. Most in the USA will know it stands for the word 'company' and will therefore almost automatically read it the expanded way when encountering it, similar to the way 'oldprof' has the reading for Inc. ...

  • John P
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    In Britain it is likely that "Company" is meant by "Co". But the possibility of "Corporation" is also there. There is no absolute rule about "Co".

    Americans etc might have different ideas. I have a feeling that "corporation" is more commonly encountered in the USA than in Britain.

    • Dave
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      10 months agoReport

      Co. is the by-far commonest for 'company' in the USA, also, and it was 'choko' who pulled out the primary American distinction among abbreviations with 'Corp.' (Am reading these in sequence of appearance.) Am thinking that 'corp.' is still less common than 'co.' in America. ....

  • 10 months ago

    "Tokyo Electric Power Co." is not a word, it's a title or phrase. The "Co" at the end indicates a "company". If it were meant to be read as a corporation, it would read "Tokyo Electric Power Corp".

  • 10 months ago

    a. Company

    Similarly A.E. Brothers, Inc.

    Inc would be read Incorporated.

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