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    Possessive noun with abbreviations ending in "S"

    Hi, I'm using this abbreviation in a dissertation thesis: RE which stand for "Radcliffe and Erness", the names of two authors.

    I want to write "Radcliffe and Erness' work". How can I write this using the abbreviation?

    RE' work

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    RE's work


    Should I use the S after the apostrophe?

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    Re: Possessive noun with abbreviations ending in "S"

    Yes. You would write "RE's work."

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    Re: Possessive noun with abbreviations ending in "S"

    Agree. You should write "RE's work." Alternatively, re-phrase it. "... the work of RE in the field of ..."

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    Re: Possessive noun with abbreviations ending in "S"

    Quote Originally Posted by arly View Post
    Hi, I'm using this abbreviation in a dissertation thesis: RE which stand for "Radcliffe and Erness", the names of two authors.

    I want to write "Radcliffe and Erness' work". How can I write this using the abbreviation?

    RE' work

    or

    RE's work


    Should I use the S after the apostrophe?
    Arly, check your style guide.

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    Re: Possessive noun with abbreviations ending in "S"

    Thanks.

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