Asked • 03/19/19

Is an apostrophe with a decade (e.g. 1920’s) generally considered “incorrect”?

I typically don’t use an apostrophe with plurals in any situation, but I always assumed that the use of an apostrophe in constructions like acronyms:> Forty BA’s were given out to students this year.or numbers:> Though the greatest period instability occurred during the 1950’s when. . . .was more or less ok. I would personally use *BAs* and *1950s* here, but I've never thought the apostrophe in this case was necessarily “incorrect”. What say ye?

1 Expert Answer

By:

Julia S. answered • 03/25/19

Show-Everyone-You-Are-Amazing Specialist

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.