RE: plurals in acronyms
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "Henry J. Wicko II" <henry -dot- wicko -at- gmail -dot- com>,"lcp gr" <lcpgr -at- hotmail -dot- com>
CC: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: plurals in acronyms
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:24:57 -0500
> XYZs = plural
> XYZ's = posessive
> somebody correct me if I am wrong.
> > How do you actually write it out? (as in any or all XYZ) or how do
> > write out a plural acronym if its not possessive. IS that
> > How would you say: the budget for the XYZs
> > or - the XYZ's budgets ?
> > any of those correct usage incorrect - is there a guideline?
According to the way I've always been taught, Henry is correct. Treat
acronyms just like you would any other noun you are pluralizing
ex. ABC / drink
ABCs / drinks = plurals
ABC's / drink's = possessives
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RE: plurals in acronyms: From: Nuckols, Kenneth M
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