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Help me please. I am in a pickle.

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Swex Wed 17-Dec-14 23:06:41

Hmm. It's all about the apostrophe.

So, if it want to address a Christmas card to a family it's easier when they don't end in an 's' - Thompson and family - the Thompsons. Right?

What about when the name does end in and 's'? Douglas for example. Do I write - the Douglas's for example?

The apostrophe and I occasionally disagree.

BaffledSomeMore Wed 17-Dec-14 23:09:33

You don't need an apostrophe but you do need the plural.
So The Douglases
Or The Douglas Family

EdYouKateShaun Wed 17-Dec-14 23:09:51

The Douglases

It looks stupid but apostrophes have nothing to do with plurals.

The Douglas Family is better. grin

EdYouKateShaun Wed 17-Dec-14 23:10:17

Impressive x post!

TheSpottedZebra Wed 17-Dec-14 23:11:20

No apostrophe as it's just a plural - so the Douglas family is also the Douglases.

TheSpottedZebra Wed 17-Dec-14 23:12:20

Huh, I got distracted there by a biscuit hence my very slow post!

BaffledSomeMore Wed 17-Dec-14 23:12:21

<high five> smile

DramaAlpaca Wed 17-Dec-14 23:12:33

I'd fudge this one & address the card to 'The Douglas Family'.

Writing 'The Douglas's' is definitely wrong, but 'The Douglases' doesn't look right - and I'm not sure if it is confused

DramaAlpaca Wed 17-Dec-14 23:19:04

Oh, I cross-posted with everyone!

Swex Thu 18-Dec-14 15:58:23

Thank you all! I am definitely writing the xxxx family for everyone. It's a mine field I tell you!

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