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What is the correct way to refer to the shape x ?
The context is this:
"Unless we recognize that the cat and the cradle are just a bunch of x's in string, Vonnegut's prophecy may just come true."
Is that the proper way to refer to an x shape? And plural?
Last edited by bistenes; 22-Apr-2009 at 07:28. Reason: Added quotations for clarity
You are probably thinking of:
But the letter X is a stand alone symbol and the apostrophe is allowed to show its plural. See other samples:
Place the x's and o's on the game board.
He had many 1's but no 5's in his wallet.