RE: use of apostrophe

Subject: RE: use of apostrophe
From: "Secara, Maggie" <Maggie -dot- Secara -at- indymacbank -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 12:36:15 -0800

> As someone who taught English to 7th and 8th graders for 10
> years back in
> the 60's and 70's, originally we always used the apostrophe
> for acronyms
> and for numbers (60's and 70's). However, in more recent times, the
> apostrophe has been eliminated. My husband is a proofreaer
> for a law firm
> and they never use the apostrophe in those cases anymore -
> nor do I in my
> techical writing.

Don't you mean the '60s and '70s? <g>
By "Originally" you may mean it came in to use in that era. I don't think
that's the original use.

Maggie Secara

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