1. Aprella

    Aprella Member

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    Question about 's

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Aprella, Jun 24, 2013.

    I feel a bit stupid for asking this, being an English student, but I'm in doubt:

    A tale about wanderers: is "Wanders' tale" correct or "wanderers's tale"?
     
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    By your example, I see you want "wanderers" to be plural, so it's: Wanderers' Tale
     
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    Correct. The rule for plural possessives being different than that for singular terms or proper nouns that happen to end in s.
     
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  4. Aprella

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    Okay thanks! I was doubting... which makes me very uncertain about things and I don't want to get this wrong!
     

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