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Acronyms and initialisms ending in “s” and possession

Writing for Business Quiz

typing Which is correct?
_____ compatibility with earlier technologies is one advantage.
a. SAS’s
b. SAS’

Answer: a or b, depending on the standard you follow

Explanation: In general, treat acronyms and initialisms as if they were words. Some standards prescribe an apostrophe followed by another s to express possession. However, AP style is to omit the second s and just put an apostrophe at the end of the word.

Grammar Girl addresses the issue here.

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