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where do I put the apostrophe?

Discussion in 'English' started by markuss, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    (But "ownership" and "possession" are red herrings. Those terms are really only used as substitute for the "difficult" - and maybe not totally appropriate grammatical term "genitive".)
  2. thequillguy

    thequillguy New commenter

    And, of course, there is what is right, and then there is your intention of meaning, but what would be used by most? Apostrophe after the s, or no apostrophe at all to fall in line with what the engravers would probably choose!
  3. crampsfan

    crampsfan New commenter

    My better half is a children's book publisher. The long winter evenings fly by as we discuss whether this should be the genitive children's - like what I just wrote - or the dative childrens - as in books for children.

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