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English plurals and possessives

From:Scott W. Hlad <scott@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 22:33
> In English, you indicate that something belongs to more than one person by > putting the apostrophe (') after the 's'. For example: the boy's cat > (meaning the cat belonging to one boy) - the boys' cat (meaning the cat > belonging to a group of boys).
Thank you Daniel, for writing that out. The above should be engraved in concrete on the lintel of every door of every school in the English speaking world. This has been totally lost to the person on the street. I also despise seeing 's used to indicate a plural. How many times have you seen the following sign on a door in a store: Employee's only I always ponder, "Employee's only WHAT?" Arrgh! Scott Hlad


Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>