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Grammar question: Plural of Model S?

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  1. Fr23shjive

    Fr23shjive Member

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    What's the plural of Model S?
     
  2. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Lol. I wouldn't know, but I'm sure whatever I say will be properly understood :tongue: Model S cars?
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Model S' I think
     
  4. Fr23shjive

    Fr23shjive Member

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    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.
     
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    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Models S?
     
  7. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    #7 Robert.Boston, Feb 24, 2012
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    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."
     
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    #8 NigelM, Feb 24, 2012
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    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.


    {brucedp.150m.com}
     
  10. doug

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    This.
     
  11. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    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."
     
  12. Sig698

    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

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    Yup! I just retread my post and now I'm embarassed that I put the apostrophes in there, not sure what I was thinking!
     
  13. Fr23shjive

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    According to Dictionary.com S's is acceptable. I was always thinking of creative ways of getting around it so I feel your pain.
     
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    Tesla should have thought of this before giving one-letter names to cars. :crying:
     
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    Nissan had to give an official pluraling of their electric.
     
  16. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    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.")
     
  17. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    With a nod to Latin, Teslae?

    Or if there are two next to each other, rubbing Teslacles?
     
  18. kgb

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    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.
     
  19. NigelM

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    Buy two Model X's and you become the most interesting man in the world.
     
  20. Timothy

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    "Y"?!
     

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