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Is there an apostrophe in witche's cloak?

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Shitemum Wed 28-Oct-09 21:13:08

A cloak belonging to a witch - is it 'witches cloak' or 'witch's cloak' or ...what?

LilyBolero Wed 28-Oct-09 21:15:16

witch's cloak
unless there are lots of witches, in which case, if there was one cloak belong to them collectively it would be witches' cloak, or if they each had one, witches' cloaks.

HTH

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 21:15:56

which cloak are you talking about?

Shitemum Wed 28-Oct-09 21:19:31

I put witch's cloak, it just looked a bit odd, like there was an 'e' missing...
Thanks!

hormonstersnomore Wed 28-Oct-09 21:19:34

And which witches?

DadInsteadofMum Thu 29-Oct-09 10:32:24

When writing "which witch's cloak" is there any difference in how you should write it in order that you can distinguish whether you are asking which witch or which cloak?

lindsaygii Thu 29-Oct-09 20:08:20

what what?

ProfessorLaytonIsMyZombieSlave Thu 29-Oct-09 20:14:59

I suppose you could write "which (witch's) cloak?" to make it clear that you were asking which cloak, and that the cloaks in which you were interested belonged to a witch. But it's a bit clunky.

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