From: Robert Baer
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Subject: Re: Thin LED's
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 08:06:03 GMT
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Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that robert wrote (in
> <3E01D052.3536D50D@tiac.net>) about 'Thin LED's', on Thu, 19 Dec 2002:
> >New York Times style: LED's
> >Chicago Manual of Style: LEDs
> I've heard of a rule that says you don't use an apostrophe if the last
> word of the acronym can take a normal added 's'. So in this case, we
> have 'Diodes', so no apostrophe. I don't know what you do about words
> that take 'es' for the plural (or 'x' or 'en', etc..)
> Then there was a follow-up to this 'rule', about "741's". Unfortunately,
> people were all at sixes and sevens (!) over whether '1' can have an 's'
> added to make it plural!
> Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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For "belonging to", the two forms are "xx's" and "xxs'".
For plural, in numerous but not all cases the form is "xxs";
latin-based words may have variants like "datum" for singular and "data"
Eye aint not no engrish poison, sew are knot a hexpoit.
Be as that may, isn't English nicely redundant for the above to be