Abbreviations: Plurals

Common abbreviations use the same form for singular and plural.

in.—inch, inches
ft.—foot, feet
oz.—ounce, ounces
rpm—rotations per minute, not rpms

A few abbreviations, usually those preceding a number, require an s to form plurals.

lbs.
pgs.
figs.
yds.
Nos.
CDs


 

Abbreviations
Capitalization
Company Names
Dates and Times
Degrees and Certifications
Periods
Plurals
Spaces

Back to BHG Stylebook Table of Contents