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    Default Acronyms and posssesives with apostrophe

    Hello,
    Is there a better option than the one below to put acronyms in quote marks oif they have to be followed by an apostrophe indicating possession? There are too many marks together.

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    Default Re: Acronyms and posssesives with apostrophe

    That should be "CPF's".
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    Yes, it would be better, but the thing is that the quote marks are needed covering just the CPF, not the possessive. I guess that the best choice would be to restructure the entire sentence.

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    daniel OK. If you must have the quote marks around CPF then I agree. "CPF"'s looks odd. Maybe you should restructure. Can I help you with that?
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    Yes, Vicente. Thank you. We have to leave it like that then.

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    Would putting CPF in italics work?
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    I will reread the sentence, but I think that it is a good option. Sometimes, they can be easily exchanged. Thank you!

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    Let me know if it works.
    Watch out for the consistency throughout the file too

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    The team told me that it may work, but it certainly changes the style. Italics and marks are not perfectly replaceable.

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    Default Re: Acronyms and posssesives with apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by danielr View Post
    Yes, it would be better, but the thing is that the quote marks are needed covering just the CPF, not the possessive. I guess that the best choice would be to restructure the entire sentence.
    What about using an "of" construction instead of the genitive case?

    Sometimes it even sounds more natural.

    If you could give us some context, we could help you more.

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