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Which Is Correct: Dos And Don'ts Or Do's And Don'ts?

  1. PhoenixV profile image76
    PhoenixVposted 21 months ago

    Which Is Correct: Dos And Don'ts Or Do's And Don'ts?

  2. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 21 months ago

    I think it should be do's and don'ts because that are what I saw in articles. Don't know why either

  3. firstcookbooklady profile image84
    firstcookbookladyposted 21 months ago

    Not to make a long story short, but apparently either is okay.

  4. ronbergeron profile image84
    ronbergeronposted 21 months ago

    I believe that dos and don'ts are correct. You make something plural by adding an "s" to the end (in most cases). I can't think of any case where adding an "apostrophe s" is used to make something plural. "Apostrophe s" makes something possessive.

    But, one interesting thing about the English language is its flexibility. Words are frequently added, others slowly drop of use, meanings change over time, and rules change.

  5. annart profile image86
    annartposted 21 months ago

    An apostrophe indicates either possession or that something has been left out, a contraction, as in don't.  Therefore, the correct way to write those words is Dos and Don'ts, as they are plurals. 
    The apostrophe is one of the most difficult parts of English to grasp but if you ask yourself "Has anything been left out?" or "Does it belong to someone or something?" then you have your answer.