Versus

Writers, have you ever wondered about the use of versus and its abbreviations? This article is helpful.

A reader wants to know more about the use of the word versus and its abbreviations:

I have seen “versus” spelled out and abbreviated as both “vs.” and “v.” Is there any rhyme or reason to this word?

The earliest citation of versus in the OED is in a legal context dated 1447: “John Husset versus John Notte.” Learn more.

Kelly and Nancy

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s