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Use of the apostrophe
Posted by: Lafaso870 (IP Logged)
Date: December 17, 2010 03:25AM
When trying to show possession in regard to a family owned business, would it be proper to display "Harpers' Bar" or "Harper's Bar". What is the difference between the two?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2011 03:47AM by Olive.

Re: Use of the apostrophe
Posted by: John.E.English (IP Logged)
Date: March 07, 2011 05:50AM
Harpers' Bar would be a bar belonging to more than one person called Harper (or possibly one person or company called Harpers).

Harper's means belonging to one person or family called Harper.

's is added to singular nouns

' alone is added to plurals, making the ending s'

Singular nouns that end in s (Jones, hostess) add 's - Mr Jones's car, the hostess's party.

Re: Use of the apostrophe
Posted by: Astroboy (IP Logged)
Date: March 12, 2011 02:40AM
You are correct this time, Mr John.E.English.

Re: Use of the apostrophe
Posted by: John.E.English (IP Logged)
Date: March 18, 2011 10:38AM
"This time"?! confused smiley



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