Posted by TheFallen on March 20, 2003
In Reply to: Bob - punctuation posted by Monica on March 20, 2003
: So, Bob, should "U.S.'s"
really be "U.S.s'"? I think so. It would then transfer to "United States'" if
it were spelled out.
: Your comment is keeping me on my perfectionist's toes.
What a good question! Example - "What do you think of the United States' foreign policy?" Monica rightly points out that when written in full, it should be United States', but I have no clue what it should strictly be when the abbreviation is used, either with or without periods. I suspect that most authors would avoid the thorny issue entirely and just go with "US foreign policy".