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Pluralising abbreviations question

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Moln · 27/04/2015 13:16

How do you do it?

For example in a document 'active period' is shortened to a/p. Further along the document several active periods are referred to, should it be:

a/ps, or

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OinkBalloon · 27/04/2015 17:05

A/ps is ugly, but a/p's is plain wrong.

TheGirlOnTheLanding · 27/04/2015 17:09

Prefer a/ps to a/p's (as both words are shortened it makes no sense to have an apostrophe on the second) but far better would be A/Ps. Somehow clearer to have the abbreviation in upper case, although if that's not normally how it's done in this case you have to use the generally used version.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty · 27/04/2015 17:09

I'd go with A/P and A/Ps

CocktailQueen · 27/04/2015 17:11

I'd change to AP and APs. You don't need an oblique. Define it at first occurrence: 'active period (AP)' then just use 'AP' after.

GiddyOnZackHunt · 27/04/2015 17:41

Definitely AP and APs.

Moln · 27/04/2015 19:56

Agree that a/ps looks ugly but a/p's is wrong.

I'd prefer no oblique but in the actual situation it's staying, sadly.

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