Re: Plurals of abbreviations

Subject: Re: Plurals of abbreviations
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 07:46:18 -0700

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. ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com

*Award-winning author of several popular computer books
*Syndicated columnist: Rays on Computing
*Technology Department Editor, _Technical Communication_

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