People often refer to css (as well as CSS) re html You can have a css
file or a css, or several css's where it would be confusing to have
several csss, although not much of a problem with CSSs. The apostrophe I
think would clarify the pronunciation, although I wouldn't use it myself
- it just seems wrong.
Or put another way, the apostrophe in the first sentence is unnecessary
for normal grammar rules. "i's" is neither possessive nor an
abbreviation, so one wouldn't normally use one there. Compare to "How
many bears are there in Alaska?" - you wouldn't write "bear's".
However putting one in helps clarity. Thus adding the apostrophe where
not appropriate helps clarity.
That is *not* the answer to 'how many bears are there in Alaska' Which
would be a number. That answers 'what types of bear in Alaska'
What would your answer be to 'how many people are there in Alaska?' Those
races resident there?
That would make more sense if asking about types.
In other words an apostrophe does absolutely nothing to help clarity -
quite the reverse.
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Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
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