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    Arrow ***1960's or 1960s ???????????????

    What is the proper way to use the following:

    The word: 1960s.

    The African American woman who created this program in the late 1960s for people with disabilities did an outstanding job.

    Do you spell 1960s:

    1960s ?

    or

    1960's ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: ***1960's or 1960s ???????????????

    I think both are acceptable; it depends on the style guide. Just try to be consistent.

    I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: ***1960's or 1960s ???????????????

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMay View Post
    What is the proper way to use the following:

    The word: 1960s.

    The African American woman who created this program in the late 1960s for people with disabilities did an outstanding job.

    Do you spell 1960s:

    1960s ?

    or

    1960's ?

    Thanks
    No apostrophe, apostrophes are for contractions and to indicate possession. 1960s is neither.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I think both are acceptable; it depends on the style guide. Just try to be consistent.
    I agree that both are used. Having said that, I agree with bhaisahab. I prefer 1960s.

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    Default Re: ***1960's or 1960s ???????????????

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMay View Post
    What is the proper way to use the following:

    The word: 1960s.

    The African American woman who created this program in the late 1960s for people with disabilities did an outstanding job.

    Do you spell 1960s:

    1960s ?

    or

    1960's ?

    Thanks
    ***NOT A TEACHER***Good afternoon. Some of us "mature" (older) persons prefer " 1960's " because that's how we were taught. I notice that THE NEW YORK TIMES (at least in its 1999 edition of suggestions to reporters) also likes the apostrophe. Nevertheless, unless your teacher says otherwise, it would probably be more in tune with the times to drop the apostrophe. Thank you.

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    Default Re: ***1960's or 1960s ???????????????

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    Good afternoon.
    I guess there might be a motta like "Think global", it is 23:04 pm in Turkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I guess there might be a motta like "Think global", it is 23:04 pm in Turkey
    I treat the people I answer with courtesy and respect. I assume that they are mature people. They know from my post that I am living in the United States. They understand that there may be a time difference. Of course, if I should ever answer you, as I am now doing, I shall not use that greeting to you since you find it so offensive. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I guess there might be a motta like "Think global", it is 23:04 pm in Turkey
    There's a reason it's called the World Wide Web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    I treat the people I answer with courtesy and respect. I assume that they are mature people. They know from my post that I am living in the United States. They understand that there may be a time difference. Of course, if I should ever answer you, as I am now doing, I shall not use that greeting to you since you find it so offensive. Thank you.
    I guess, I'm doomed to be misunderstood! I am aware of the time difference, and I didn't meant to offend you, and "if you should ever answer me, as you have just done, you are free to use that greeting to me since I don't find it so offensive," I take it as a jocular usage.

    Nowadays, everyone on the forums seems so touchy to me, everyone is easily offended for any reasons or (as a second option) something's wrong with me.

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    Default Re: ***1960's or 1960s ???????????????

    I think that to preface a post with good moring, good afternoon is very nice. When I see it, I look at the location of the person posting, and it makes me more aware of the global scope of this site.

    I am also not a teacher.

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