Write '-(e)s' in italic or not?

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When using certain abbreviations in italic, should '-(e)s' representing plural form written in italic?

For example,

We call a mobile node that senses the surrounding information MN.

Blah, blah, blah ...

The MNs in a region R will be ~~~~~~~~.

v.s.

We call a mobile node that senses the surrounding information MN.

Blah, blah, blah ...

The MNs in a region R will be ~~~~~~~~.

Only the last sentences are different (MNs v.s. MNs). Which is more correct for the formal papers?

Danny_Kim

Posted 2019-05-29T09:04:19.633

Reputation: 231

2Such questions are largely a matter of style. Adhere to the discipline of your editor, publication, or organization, or in the absence of a house style, adopt a style manual appropriate to your audience and tastes and be consistent in its application. – choster – 2019-05-29T11:39:59.720

Answers

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Here, "MNs" is the only correct form which should always be followed while pluralizing Numbers or Acronyms, i.e. One should not write '-(e)s' in italics while italicizing the Number or Acronym.

Hope, this blog will help you to find this out.

Garima Yadav

Posted 2019-05-29T09:04:19.633

Reputation: 1

Welcome! Your answer that “is the only correct form” is a very strong statement that needs some support beyond a blog. Are there any recognized style guides that support this? – whiskeychief – 2019-05-30T03:39:53.620

@whiskeychief, Actually, I am new to StackExchange so I don't know the perfect way to answer a question here. I am sorry if I have violated guidelines by answering so emphatically. It was all my personal opinion and that particular blog. I will take care of such mistakes in future.And thanks for making me realize the problem with my answer. – Garima Yadav – 2019-05-30T08:09:22.450

Thank you and please continue to contribute! There is a very good FAQ and contributor’s guide which is worth reading. Keep it up! – whiskeychief – 2019-05-31T04:04:34.143