Tip #641: State abbreviations and proofreading
As eight states in the U.S. begin with the letter 'M' and four begin with the letter 'A,' it is easy to make a mistake when writing state abbreviations. Do not assume that the abbreviation consists of the state's first two letters.
Here are the state abbreviations for the ones that often get confused.
Proofread addresses carefully, especially place names. An error in a single keystroke could create confusion, especially when cities with the same names are located in different states in the U.S.
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