NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Lesson 1 Summary, Continued
In this lesson, you learned when to use:
-ie or -ei.
-ede, -ceed, or-sede.
-ise, -ize, or-yze.
You also learned:
What the preferred military spellings.
How to form plurals.
How to write numbers.
Observe the following rules for abbreviations:
Don't use abbreviations that are unfamiliar to the reader without defining them at
their first usage.
Use abbreviations sparingly.
Don't create new abbreviations -authorized abbreviations are found in AR 310-
50, Authorized Abbreviations, Brevity Codes, and Acronyms.
Use capital letters to identify:
The beginning of a sentence.
A proper noun.
The first word of a direct quotation.