Re: use of apostrophe

Subject: Re: use of apostrophe
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 15:12:36 -0500

Mike,

Lunch will have to be dutch treat. The only rule is to pick one rule and be consistent. Older style manuals lean toward the use of the apostrophe in this situation. More contemporary manuals lean the other way. Bottom line: set a company style and stick with it.

Dick

From: m w wrote:

>I am trying to convince some developers that an
>apostrophe is for use for a contraction or to show
>possession. They are of the impression that the
>plural form of acronyms also needs an apostrophe. MoS
>and I say no.
>
>These are the examples:
>
>The SKUs will need to be determined.
>
>The PCs will be shipped in separate boxes.
>
>
>We have lunch riding on this. Thanks.
>


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