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  1. enydia's Avatar

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    the plural of abbreviation

    Hi, Teachers.

    How to write the plural of abbreviations? For example, which of the following is correct?

    100 ft or 100 fts?
    100 oz or 100 ozs?
    100 lb or 100 lbs?
    Thanks in advance.

    Enydia

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    #2

    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    correct
    100 ft
    100 oz
    100 lb or 100 lbs
    hope this helps.
    bea

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    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    correct
    100 ft
    100 oz
    100 lb or 100 lbs
    hope this helps.
    bea
    Thank you. :)

    What about gal, qt and pt?


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    #4

    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    100 gals.
    10 qts.
    2 pts.

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    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    100 gals.
    10 qts.
    2 pts.
    Thank you very much, Teachers.

    Are there any general rules to determine that?


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    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    So far as I am aware, abbreviations in the plural generally end with "s".

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    #7

    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    So far as I am aware, abbreviations in the plural generally end with "s".
    Yes, except for the ones that don't
    like ll. (lines) pp. (pages)

    Abbreviation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    #8

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    Hence the qualification "generally"

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    #9

    Re: the plural of abbreviation

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Hence the qualification "generally"
    Yes, I didn't miss that. Very wise.

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