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    Jen's and my first date

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by dillseed, May 28, 2014.

    Awkward, but is it grammatically correct?

    “It was Jen's and my first date.”

    Logic:

    It was Jen's first date.
    It was my first date.

    She and Jen hate each other. (Correct?)

    Thanks. :)
     
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    According to the Chicago Manual of Style, when two nouns possess the same entity, only the second takes the apostrophe: Jen and my first date. You're right. It is awkward because of the personal pronoun ("Jen and Mike's first date" would flow much more smoothly). So, I wouldn't use it. I would say "Jen and I went on our first date".

    "She and Jen hate each other" is correct.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    My pleasure.
     

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