Where would I find CD's?

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Where would I find CDs?

edited by Dejo, 2015-03-01 18:40

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Where would I find CDs?

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Anda ara d-afeɣ iḍebsiyen?
Kie mi povus trovi KD-ojn?
Où pourrais-je trouver des CD ?
nuqDaq De' jengva'mey vISamlaH?
Where can I buy a CD?


Vortarulo 2015-03-01 14:39 link permalink

CD's > CDs

The -s is the plural, not the possessive, so no apostrophe is used here.

Dejo 2015-03-01 18:43 link permalink

Thank you. It seems that CDs is gaining ground on CD's. The latter was never wrong; it depended on which style manual you consulted. In Wikipedia they use both in the same article.

" In 1983, in CD's introduction year, Immink and Braat presented the first experiments with erasable compact discs during the 73rd AES Convention.[29] In June 1985, the computer-readable CD-ROM (read-only memory) and, in 1990, CD-Recordable were introduced, also developed by both Sony and Philips.[30] Recordable CDs are an alternative to tape for recording music and copying music albums..."

Ooneykcall 2015-03-01 18:58 link permalink

CD's introduction year = the introduction year of CD(s)
I think that's a possessive apostrophe here.

Speaking of wrong, there is nothing wrong except that which nobody takes for granted, otherwise everything is merely disapproved of by some. :)

Vortarulo 2015-03-01 22:16 link permalink

In any case, with CDs we are on the safe side. :)

Dejo 2015-03-02 01:48 link permalink

Thank you both for your comments. With our online dictionaries, it reminds me of the novel 1984 where records can be changed obliterating all references to a past reality. Here is a site where a person who was also taught that the plural of acronyms are shown by apostrophe s.

(Apparently we still use apostrophes to show the plural of single letters: dot your i's and cross your t's.)