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It's unconventional, but is “T's & C's” technically correct? [duplicate]

It looks a bit weird and isn't the commonly used term, but is it not correct? The apostrophe would be marking the shortening of "terms" to "t" and "conditions" to "c", of course.
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Pluralization: No's vs Nos [duplicate]

I was watching an Apple ad, and came across a sentence in which they form the plural of "no" with an apostrophe: There are a thousand no's for every yes But shouldn't it be nos? Or is this just ...
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What is the difference betwwen “the '80s” and “the 80's”? [duplicate]

"The 80's" is a song made by Robbie Williams - Rudebox. My question is what is the difference betwwen "the '80s" and "the 80's"? (what does it mean for the different positions of apostrophe?)
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Is it 20s or 20's? [duplicate]

Is an apostrophe necessary when you are referring to a set of years? Is the correct version 20s or 20's? (Twenties)
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Is the plural of CV: CV or CVs when the pluralised noun does not end in -s? [duplicate]

The answer to this question outlines a general rule for pluralising acronyms: The general rule is that you should not use an apostrophe to form the plurals of nouns, abbreviations, or dates made up ...
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Is an apostrophe appropriate for denoting plurality in ABC's? [duplicate]

Should one use an apostrophe to indicate that ABC's is plural or is it incorrect?
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BFFs or BFF's? Which one is right? [duplicate]

Here's the sentence - We Put These BFF's to the test. Is this correct or wrong and why?
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How should one talk about multiple Greek letters in text? [duplicate]

I'm writing an academic paper in economics, and I'm using several different instantiations (I guess) of the Greek letter mu in several different mathematical equations. If I want to refer to all of ...
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Proper apostrophe usage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper way to write the plural of a single letter? (another apostrophe question) Plurals of acronyms, letters, numbers — use an apostrophe or not? Take for ...
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How to address denominations of cash? [duplicate]

"Please bring lots of $1.00s and $5.00s" or "Please bring lots of $1.00's and 5.00's"?
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What's the proper usage of apostrophes in plural abbreviations? [duplicate]

If I were to abbreviate the word university, I would most likely write uni — or would uni’ be more correct? If I wanted to say universities, would I write unis or uni’s? My gut instinct would be to ...
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Does one ever use apostrophes when writing plurals? [duplicate]

I am writing an essay on blood types and the Japanese culture, and I am not quite sure if my use of apostrophes is correct. I've read through this article, Apostrophes, but I can't seem to find this ...
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What is the correct way to pluralize an acronym?

For example, if I wanted to write the equivalent of There are many automated teller machines in this city. Would it be There are many ATMs in this city. or There are many ATM's in this ...
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How to pluralize “State of the Union” without an additional noun? [closed]

I've read the following sentence on Facebook tonight: I may have inadvertently convinced a co-worker to vote for Trump with the statement, "Can you imagine his state-of-the-unions?" Is it State-...
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Did they say “hand job” in the 1800s?

Did they say "hand job" in the 1800s? I was watching an episode of Deadwood, and they just said it. For example, from episode 6 "Plague": (Al enters the back room, Dolly is scrunched up on the ...

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