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What are the plurals of the following words?

1: Yes

2: No

Are they Yes's and No's?
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Never form a plural with 's. That's non-standard.

yesses, yeses
nos, noes
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Marius HancuNever form a plural with 's. That's non-standard.
Hi Marius

There is a grammatical school that accepts 's as an optional plural ending when the plural s is added to something other than a word:
in the 1990's / in the 1990s
They are MP's / MPs.


The apostrophe used to be quite common at least in BrE when I was young (in the early 17th century Emotion: smile) but has rapidly declined in popularity, I suppose with the British tendency not to use even commas and periods as much as is customary in AmE. I don't writein the 1990's myself but I live up to my signature: if anyone wants to use the apostrophe, let them.

Naturally I respect your opinion as well.

Cheers
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in the 1990's / in the 1990s
They are MP's / MPs.
I agree. Both versions are acceptable. I don't think anyone will say that you are wrong if you use the version with the apostrophe.
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Some things just need the apotrophe. Look, I got all As on my report card! (How odd does THAT look?) Look, I got all A's on my report card!

The difference, as you say, is whether what you are making plural is a WORD. I can't think of any time you would make a word plural with an apostrophe.
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Jackson6612What are the plurals of the following words?

1: Yes

2: No

Are they Yes's and No's?

Does that mean my suggestions Yes's and No's are wrong?
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Jackson6612Does that mean my suggestions Yes's and No's are wrong?

yes noun [C] ... "Have you had any replies yet?" "Six yeses and two noes so far."

(http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=91991&dict=CALD )
Jackson6612Does that mean my suggestions Yes's and No's are wrong?
According to M-W dictionary yes.
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Hi everyone,
something more interesting would be...

I'm an Italian cat and I live in a box in a house in Italy, which is in Europe.

How many ins/in's are there in that sentence? There are four ins/in's.

I know you are a dog, but you can't chase a cat just because it's a cat and every cat has to be chased by a dog.

How many cat's/cats are there in that sentence? There are three cat's/cats.

Thre is probably no right answer to this question... the answer could be "People write those things the way they like them best... Right? Emotion: smile
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