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Subject:Re: Plurals of abbreviations - correction From:Sylvia Braunstein <sbraun -at- RUGGED -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 15 Dec 1998 17:07:01 +0200
1. Plural of abbreviations ( and not plurals. It is a typo.
Unfortunately I pasted in the text)
2. I did check one style guide, they spelled it OS's.
I did not understand how it could be grammatically correct. I wanted to
find out what other style guides said and understand the logic behind
Eric J. Ray wrote:
> At 04:12 PM 12/15/98 +0200, Sylvia Braunstein wrote:
> >Plurals of abbreviations
> >How do you spell the plural of OS (for instance)
> First, pick a style guide.
> Second, do whatever it says to do.
> When left to my own devices, I use any available
> corporate style guide, then an appropriate subject
> specific style guide (Read Me First: A Style Guide
> for the Computer Industry, MS Manual of Style, or
> whatever), then defer to the Chicago Manual of Style
> for anything not previously addressed.
> Opinions -- anyone's -- on this topic aren't nearly as
> valuable as a substantive reference resource that can
> answer this and many other questions. (Many of these
> other questions also pop up regularly on TECHWR-L).
> Eric J. Ray RayComm, Inc.
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