Can the possesive formulation apostrophe s be used with acronyms of institutions. For instance: NASA's maps?

Are institutions treated as person names, or differently?

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No, they are not treated differently. The possessive form of the apostrophe applies to an acronym as elsewhere. The acronym forms a proper noun.

  • Could you provide a reference, or some sort of recognisable example? Jul 17, 2018 at 14:15
  • @ Luis: No. Sometimes people just know things, like that capitals must be used for the start of sentences. The OP can take or leave the information or do their own research. I am just trying to help the person with a quick (and accurate) answer to their question. Every time I ask a question, I try to help someone else with what I know. I understand that that irritates the admin here no end, but it probably doesn't irritate the person looking for an answer. Not every question needs an encyclopaedic response!
    – Brenda
    Jul 19, 2018 at 15:26
  • Ok, thanks. The issue would be if someone else come up with an alternative answer, a in that case a reference would back yours. But since the question was closed that risk no longer exists. Jul 19, 2018 at 17:50

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