Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fr23shjive, Feb 24, 2012.
What's the plural of Model S?
Lol. I wouldn't know, but I'm sure whatever I say will be properly understood :tongue: Model S cars?
Model S' I think
That's what I thought too but I'm not sure. I think I've seen "Model Ses" or "Model S's". I was hoping we could get some grammar geniuses in here to clear it up.
Model S's or Model Esses. Model S' would only be used if Model S was in itself plural, it is the plural possessive. Here's a fun infographic: How To Use An Apostrophe - The Oatmeal
From the Chicago Manual of Style:
So, "My wife and I love the new Tesla vehicle so much that we've ordered two Model Ss. Since our kids are grown up, though, I don't see any Model Xs in our future."
BTW, there's also a thread for the Collective noun for a group of Teslas
I run into that situation a lot when I post the newswires to the evdl.org.
I cheat ... I tack EV onto the end, and make that plural.
She bought one Tesla Model S EV.
They bought two Tesla Model X EVs.
This seems forced to me. You wouldn't write (or say)
"They bought two Ford Mustang cars."
You'd write and say:
"They bought two Ford Mustangs."
Yup! I just retread my post and now I'm embarassed that I put the apostrophes in there, not sure what I was thinking!
According to Dictionary.com S's is acceptable. I was always thinking of creative ways of getting around it so I feel your pain.
Tesla should have thought of this before giving one-letter names to cars. :crying:
Nissan had to give an official pluraling of their electric.
As did Toyota: Prius, Prii.
(Making you wonder whether these sentences are also correct:
"My Prii engine is very quiet."
"Everyone get into to the Prio!"
"I just bought a Prium.")
With a nod to Latin, Teslae?
Or if there are two next to each other, rubbing Teslacles?
D'oh! You beat me to it. I was going to say that the plural of the Model S is the Model I. (for the same reason)
Person 1: I just saw a couple Model I drove by.
Person 2: Yeah. The Model S in front was a pretty shade of blue.
Buy two Model X's and you become the most interesting man in the world.