Language & Grammar VII: Plurals

Plurals of most words, abbreviations, letters, and numbers can be done by adding a letter s alone. Knowing when to use plural or singular nouns can be confusing. It is best to keep it simple by not referring to more than one object in a sentence.

For the singular and the plural nouns that don’t end with the letter s, you can form an apostrophe to provide a clear and to-point understanding. Some general guidelines for the usage are:

  • Do not use the letter s for product names, tools, technologies, and interfaces.

  • Use an apostrophe and the letter s for plurals of single letters.

  • Usage of apostrophes to form plurals of abbreviations should be avoided.

  • Avoid adding (s) to indicate the plural form of a word or a variable.