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    Question What is the plural of ....

    Dear teachers!
    What is the plural of M.A., M.Sc. or B.Sc.?
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    Re: What is the plural of ....

    We can say em-ays, em-ess-sees, etc. MAs is easy enough, though MScs is trickier. and some style guides recommend using an apostrophe if the last letter is lower case- MSc's.

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    Re: What is the plural of ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We can say em-ays, em-ess-sees, etc. MAs is easy enough, though MScs is trickier. and some style guides recommend using an apostrophe if the last letter is lower case- MSc's.
    Do we omit the full stops (dots) when making them plurals like you did in your examples MScs not M.SC.s?
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    Re: What is the plural of ....

    It is accepted now that these abbreviations do not need to be punctuated, but are given without. You would not use a full stop, but an apostrophe, as Tdol suggests.

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