April 27, 2010

Spelling Question; Plurals and Possessives & Solution

Well I'm familiar with plurals and possessives but... someone got me thinking.

How To's - as in lots of How To's.

Or How Tos. Which looks, well, odd.

Your opinion?

** Funny as the To's mostly have it even if Tos if the right way to spell it. But I solved the problem - took out the plural altogether. An easier solution. haa! Thanks to all for their two cents and help!

8 comments:

  1. Avoid the question entirely and go with "a lot of how to instructions".

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  2. Yes but not room to do that... I'm thinking I'm wrong and have to correct it... sigh.

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  3. Chris "how tos" may be the correct way BUT "How To's" definitely is the way most of us use it...would go with the way that looks good!

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  4. yes shelly, that's what i thought too... all it takes is one question to make you doubt. ha!

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  5. You know, I'd never questioned this used of the apostrophe before. I agree with the rest to just go with "How To's."

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  6. katie, everyone - yes that is what I thought too... christina, me too - never really questioned it until someone else mentioned it. And the gates of doubt opened wide. ha! funny how sometimes things do or don't "look" right?

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  7. "How-Tos" would be correct, but I know what you mean about it looking funny. That's why I go with "Projects" or "Tutorials."

    - Grace

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