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I need an answer in next few mins before I leave work ( home lap top is broken).Local newspaper headline was " Parents' fury ...." I'm probably wrong but I thought it should be parent's fury??
Depends if it was one set of parents or more
One set of parents
How many parents were furious?If one parent, then it should be parent's fury.If more than one parent, then it should be parents' fury.
parent's - you were right!
One set of parents is made up of two parents, so it should be parents' fury.
Sorry I was wrong - it's too hot for me One parent - parent'sMore than one parent - parents'
Parents' if there's two of them As far as I know it isn't a collective noun
OK cool, I can see now why its parents' not parent's, it's all too confusing!!Thanks
Hmm, I would say it should be parents' fury, as parent means one person.So, if it was a mum getting cross, it would be parent's fury, but if it is a set of two parents, it should be parents's fury?
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