There's a similar question right now, and I have an issue: How would one write the grade of A in plural? For clarity, my smart device isn't smart enough for italics. I will use bold.

In general, I use The Chicago Manual of Style. There is no problem with "I got three Bs and a C." (No italics recommended.) However, to say "I got straight As" is a problem. Or maybe it's not a problem, but I just don't remember ever seeing it. To combine roman and italic in the same line is also a problem: "I got two A s, two Bs, and an F." I'm tempted to use an apostrophe, but I don't like that option either: "I got two A's and two Bs."


  • Or you could say, "I was an honors student" or "I was always on the honor roll."
    – Thom
    Jan 5, 2016 at 17:09

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There's no difference — As, Bs, Cs, Ds, Fs. No italic, no bold, no apostrophe.

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