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    LEDs, leds or L.E.D.s?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Tyler Danann, Oct 30, 2015.

    Just puzzled over this sentence format for LEDS.

    Natalya had already eaten so he cooked up a microwave meal. As he watched the LEDs count down he thought about when he was a young teenager.
     
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    I sometimes have to write about LED lights for my job and I always do it like that - LED.

    I don't think I've ever pluralised the acronym itself. Does a microwave have multiple LEDs? If it does, that's how I'd do it <
     
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    It's more commonly LED but in this instance I think the word timer would be more appropriate?
     
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    LEDs looks totally fine and natural to me. The other options are just.. :blech:
     
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    I'd use the word 'timer' instead of LEDs in this context, as it's a clearer indication of what the character is looking at. 'Microwave's display' would be another option.
     
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    And I just read a book where this word shows up. Can't remember how they put it, but I've always been a fan of clean punctuation, so I always prefer no periods in my acronyms if I can get away with it. Maybe say "digital timer"?
     

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