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Right. It can stand for "...Sheet" or "...Sheets."
Just to give a little more background here, one of my headings, for
instance, reads "Submitting Product Labels & MSDSs".
In that context, we're already talking about "Labels" (plural), so to
say "Submitting Product Labels & MSDS" looks a little strange to me, as
would "Submitting MSDS and Product Labels." In the latter case, it
sounds like we're talking about two types of labels, which is not true.
From: Al Geist [mailto:al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 3:25 PM
To: Latella, Vincent; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Pluralization of MSDS?
If MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheets, then there is no need to
the "s." At least I don't when I use the term, because it can be
plural depending on the verbiage before and after, or whether this is an
updation or re-editation of the material.
Okay, scratch everything after the last comma.......
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Subject: Pluralization of MSDS?
I'd appreciate some opinions on this!
MSDEsses? (I kid, I kid.)
Or, do I just spell out "Material Safety Data Sheets" every time?
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