"post scriptum (p.s.)" (Latin)

What does the Latin term post scriptum (p.s.) mean?

"Post scriptum" is a Latin term commonly abbreviated as "P.S." in English. It translates to "after the writing" or "written afterwards." It is used to denote an additional remark or message that is added after the main body of a letter or document has been concluded. The purpose of a post scriptum is to include information or thoughts that were either forgotten or considered important to include after the initial writing.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • Thank you for the lovely gift. I can't wait to see you again soon. P.S. I also wanted to let you know that I appreciated your kind words in the card.
  • Please remember to bring your passport for the trip. P.S. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen as well.
  • I'm sorry for the late response. I wanted to update you on our meeting time. Let's meet at 3:00 PM instead. P.S. I'll bring the presentation materials.
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