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Should this have an apostrophe?

(11 Posts)
giraffesCantRunA10k Sat 06-Jun-09 22:44:47

Claires cake shop

cornsilk Sat 06-Jun-09 22:45:17


Poledra Sat 06-Jun-09 22:46:13


LovelyRitaMeterMaid Sat 06-Jun-09 22:47:36

I would

Claire's cake shop

Although some names like Harrods used to be Harrod's (I think) and have gradually changed.

PortAndLemon Sat 06-Jun-09 22:47:44

Yes. Claire's cake shop.

ILoveDolly Sat 06-Jun-09 22:48:10

because Claire's is a possessive noun - she owns the cake shop.

PortAndLemon Sat 06-Jun-09 22:49:01

Unless by some strange chance it is owned by two or more women who are all named Claire, in which case it could conceivably be Claires' cake shop. But that's not very likely...

ILoveDolly Sat 06-Jun-09 22:49:16

Well Harrods isn't owned by Harrod anymore is it? grin wink

ILoveDolly Sat 06-Jun-09 22:50:03

ROFL Claires' cake shop.

giraffesCantRunA10k Sat 06-Jun-09 22:57:09

Thank you.

MrsSeanBean Tue 23-Jun-09 00:36:03

It always pains me that there is no apostrophe in the "Boots" logo (the shop started by Mr Boot).

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