Useless (youngwilliam) wrote,

Do I need, apostrophe T, need this torture?

After seeing a webpage that had links to various "Image's" and "EVP's" (sic), I just had to look it up. Alas, Strunk & White didn't seem to touch on it, but there seems to be a general consensus.

If you're writing the plural for an acronym, you usually don't need/want the apostrophe; It's 300 CDs, 4 TLAs, and 2 IBMs. The only times you toss an apostrophe in there is if you've periods between the letters (EG: 300 C.B.'s) or if the root-acronym is using lower-case letters (EG: 5 http's vs 4 URLs).
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