Re: plurals in acronyms

Subject: Re: plurals in acronyms
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 12:50:37 -0800

Jones, Donna wrote:

Henry J. Wicko II wrote:

XYZs = plural
XYZ's = posessive

somebody correct me if I am wrong.

That's correct if you're talking about one XYZ for the possessive. For
more than one, I would add:

XYZs' = plural possessive

Our editorial forum decided that plural possessive
was a bit much for the reader to read easily so we
don't allow it in our docs. Most if not all of the
time you can rewrite a sentence to avoid it.

-- Janice

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