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TIPS ON WRITING

August 30, 2007



 


  Tips on Writing


 


 


 


      Forming plurals of lowercase letters


             APOSTROPHES are used to form plurals of letters that appear in lowercase; here the rule appears to be more typographical than grammatical. To form the plural of a lowercase letter, place ‘s after the letter. There is no need for apostrophes indicating a plural on capitalized letters, numbers, and symbols although some still prefer them.


 


 


Example:


 


 


Three Macintosh G4s= three of the Macintosh model G4


The 1960s= the years in decade from 1960 to 1969


 


 


                                    Instead of: The Home in your Heart is founded by the                                                Topping sisters, namely Agnes and Matilda who resided in                                       the Wigan Area sometime in the 1920’s


 


                        Consider: The Home in your Heart is founded by the             Topping sisters, namely Agnes and Matilda who resided in     the Wigan Area sometime in the 1920s


 


 


                        Instead of: In 1850′s, the great age of British railway   building was taking place in India, Argentina and Brazil,     financed entirely by British capital


 


 


                        Consider: In 1850s, the great age of British railway     building was taking place in India, Argentina and Brazil,     financed entirely by British capital


 


 



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