fingers' crossed?

(5 Posts)
GuffSmuggler Thu 27-Jun-13 12:58:45

Is this right? Do you need the possession apostrophe?

ouryve Thu 27-Jun-13 12:59:31

Does the crossed belong to the fingers? Then no.

GuffSmuggler Thu 27-Jun-13 13:04:29

Well I would have thought yes as the fingers 'own' being crossed? That's why I'm confused.

Hercule Thu 27-Jun-13 13:10:12

No, it is short for 'keep your fingers crossed', crossed is an adjective describing the preceding plural noun.

GuffSmuggler Thu 27-Jun-13 13:29:53

Ah yes, that makes sense, thanks.

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