Hmm, yeah, on the odd occasion I've run into this problem in the past, I've opted for re-casting the sentence to avoid the plural, though that can be clumsy too.CraigGrannell wrote:You're mostly right, but it does depend on the style guide you're writing for. Chances are, that UK broadsheet I mentioned would have a heading such as "More A's for GCSE students this year", because in all caps it'd otherwise be "MORE AS FOR GCSE STUDENTS THIS YEAR". (That said, one could easily argue that the headline should just be rewritten, to put the 'A' itself into the singular via something like 'A-grades'.)Dudley wrote:No they shouldn't. However you could use quote marks I believe.
I do agree that setting off the letter with quote marks is preferable to an apostrophe in that kind of situation, though doing so can lend it a bit of an undesirable air quote* effect.
*Or should that be 'quotation fingers'