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    Default apostrophe use

    when writing numbers such as date or era, do you use apostrophe when possession isn't shown? Ex: "Since the late 50's..." Thank you!

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    Post Re: apostrophe use

    If you don't use apostrophy, it's correct.

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    Default Re: apostrophe use

    There used to be a rule that numerals, symbols, initials and other non-words be pluralized with an apostrophe + s. Today most style manuals say you should use the apostrophe when it is necessary for clarity, otherwise it is optional.

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