RE: Grammar : "of", " 's" or nothing ?

Subject: RE: Grammar : "of", " 's" or nothing ?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 09:59:47 -0600

Mike Schmidt wrote:

> The debate that won't die around here (where I work) is the
> plural of an abbreviation. I believe that if you want to talk
> about more than one CD, for example, you CAN use an
> apostrophe (five CD's), but I don't. I capitalize the
> abbreviation, and use a lower case 's' to make it plural (five CDs).

Where I come from, only grocer's are permitted to use apostrophe's for
plural's. ;-)

There's no reason to treat acronyms or abbreviations any differently
than other nouns.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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