Re: plurals in acronyms

Subject: Re: plurals in acronyms
From: Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:29:00 -0800 (PST)

I say avoid the problem entirely - write "You can set
guidelines for XYZ locations with..."

If you use apostrophes in acronyms, sure as the world
some reviewer will argue with you about the dern
things - don't give them the chance.

--- lcp gr <lcpgr -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> acronym XYZ is generic for a place, a site like a
> central office for a
> city, so there could be an XYZ in Columbus, Oberlin,
> Dublin Ohio.
> In the sentence:
> You can set guidelines for XYZs with...
> How do you actually write it out? (as in any or all
> XYZ) or how do you
> write out a plural acronym if its not possessive.
> IS that possessive?.
> How would you say: the budget for the XYZs
> or - the XYZ's budgets ?

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plurals in acronyms: From: lcp gr

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