'Tuesday': How and When to Abbreviate

There are two ways to abbreviate "Tuesday": Long abbreviation (Tue. or Tues.) and Short abbreviation (T)

There are two main approaches to abbreviating "Tuesday":

  • Long abbreviation (Tu., Tue., or Tues.)

    I met her last Tues.

  • Short abbreviation (T)

    Next yoga class on T

These abbreviations are quite popular in American, Australian, and British English. However, use the shortest form only if space is limited, for example, when writing side notes or using illustrations, tables, or charts.

What did you do last Tues.?

Brainstorm meeting on T.

And make sure it is obvious to readers which day you are referring to.

His daughter was born last T.

His daughter was born last Tues./Tuesday

Should you use a period after "Tue" or "Tues"? MLA style recommends adding a period if the abbreviation ends in a lowercase letter. By contrast, if an abbreviation is composed solely of capital letters, such as T, omit it.

The game will be broadcasted on T/Tu./Tue./Tues.

It's worth noting here that we always capitalize Tuesday, even if this word is abbreviated.

I'll be there next Tues.

I'll be there next tues.

Follow the same strategy with the rest of the days of the week:

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