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« on: February 11, 2019, 02:57:33 am »
For abbreviations do we pluralize “pounds” and “ounces” as lbs and ozs?
Is 1 or 2 correct below?

1) The infant weighed 8lbs 5ozs.
2) The infant weighed 8lb 5oz.

And would we pluralize the abbreviation “inches” as “ins”?
3 or 4 below?

3) He stood 5ft 10ins tall.
4) He stood 5ft 10in tall.

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 03:34:32 am by punctuationguy »

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Re: Measurements
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 09:11:00 am »
Welcome to Lydbury.

No, I would not pluralise any of them.
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Re: Measurements
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 09:11:22 am »
No plurals.
Same with metric measures. 25km NOT 25kms.

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Re: Measurements
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 11:05:47 am »
Thank you.  :)

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Re: Measurements
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 11:08:26 am »
Could I also write:

He is 6’5”.
He is 6’5” tall.
He is a 6’5” mountain of a man.

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Re: Measurements
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 08:17:10 pm »
Yes :)
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Re: Measurements
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 05:34:23 am »
So, the plural abbreviations of ‘hours’, ‘minutes’ and ‘seconds’ are written as singular abbreviations as well? See below. Is this correct?

Britain's Scott Overall was fifth in 2hr 10min 55sec on his marathon debut.

NOT: ... 2hrs 10mins 55secs

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Re: Measurements
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 10:30:16 am »
Yes
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