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    #1

    ABC

    Which is correct?

    The ABC of Palliative Care.

    The ABCs of Palliative Care.

    The ABC's of Palliative Care.

    Thanks.

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    Re: ABC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Which is correct?

    The ABC of Palliative Care.

    The ABCs of Palliative Care.

    The ABC's of Palliative Care.

    Thanks.
    Your first example is the generally accepted style.

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    #3

    Re: ABC

    I would write
    The ABCs of ...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: ABC

    I vote for ABC.

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    #5

    Re: ABC

    Make that 3 votes - but note, all 3 votes for ABC are BrEng speakers

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    #6

    Re: ABC

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    Make that 3 votes - but note, all 3 votes for ABC are BrEng speakers
    Yes, I've noticed that. And I think an American would say "ABCs," while a Brit would say "ABC."

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    Re: ABC

    Yet another pondial difference I never would have expected!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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