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Harry Boscoe

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December 17, 2013

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Possessive with acronyms ending in S

  • December 21, 2013, 6:05pm

And then there's also the OAS - the Organization of American States. Many many writers use "OAS's" as the possessive of that organization's initialism-with-an-s-ending-and-plural-third-word.

Possessive with acronyms ending in S

  • December 21, 2013, 5:59pm

Two really good examples - cuz they come from *huge* government bureaucracies, which wouldn't *allow* bad punctuation - are the CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (mentioned above, I think), and its "parent" organization, the HHS, Health and Human Services. Both of these, in their press releases, use the 's construction: "CMS's" and "HHS's". But maybe that counts as only *one* example, because I suspect the same people may be the copy editors at those two places, or they learned everything they know from each other.

Possessive with acronyms ending in S

  • December 17, 2013, 6:23pm

IRS's, BCS's, CBS's, and probably dozens more. But I think I may have relaxed the definition of what you were looking for, Willie from Warsaw.