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Plurals of acronyms

By Mary Morel

Reader’s question: How does one make an acronym or initialism plural? Is ABCs or ABC’s correct?

Answer: Apostrophes have nothing to do with plurals, so you just add an ‘s’ (i.e. ABCs).

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Acronyms and initialisms

By Mary Morel Most people use the term acronym to apply to both acronyms and initialisms, but there is a difference. An acronym is an abbreviation of initial letters that forms a new word, such as PACK, which stands for purpose, audience, context and key messages. An initialism is an abbreviation of initial letters thatContinue Reading


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