Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Should you write "some of the UK's longest tunnels..." or "some of the UKs longest tunnels..."?

share|improve this question

closed as not a real question by Matt Эллен, Robusto, aedia λ, RegDwigнt Mar 9 '12 at 17:29

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

3  
Are you asking about the apostrophe or the capitalization? –  Mark Beadles Mar 9 '12 at 16:34
1  
When downvoting or voting to close it is good practice to add a comment specifying why, at least for politeness. –  nico Mar 9 '12 at 16:55
    
@ShaughnMcGurk I've edited the question to make it clearer; if I've obscured your original intent, feel free to explain. –  Daniel Mar 9 '12 at 16:58
    
I down voted and voted to close because the question title is about possessive apostrophe, and the question was not, although now it seems to be. –  Matt Эллен Mar 9 '12 at 17:04
    
I'm still not quite sure what the question here is, so I'm closing this pending clarification from the OP. –  RegDwigнt Mar 9 '12 at 17:30

1 Answer 1

When an initialism is made possessive, it is treated as any other word. Also, never change the capitalization of an initialism. UK's is correct:

some of the UK's longest tunnels

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.