Grammar Rule for Acronyms

You’ve seen it before: someone uses a pluralized acronym to represent a plural concept.  Here is an example:

Points of view = POVs

But why the ‘s’ at the end of the acronym?  Point of view and points of view are both represented by the same acronym — POV.  The pluralization of it is not necessary, even when the structure of the sentence is altered.

My POV is linear.  Their POV are diverse.


The group of weapons has traditionally been represented by an acronym that is not pluralized.  This is the grammar convention.

Grammar rule -- acronyms


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