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FellatioNelson · 22/03/2011 20:17

I'm typing up my 11 year old's story for English. His sentence says 'The rain poured down on the crews heads.'

Am I right in thinking it should be crew's heads? I know crew is singular and if it was crew's lunch it would be easy but the crew has (have? Confused) several heads. Confused I think I know, but I need validation post haste.

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BilboBloggins · 22/03/2011 20:19

I think you should type it exactly as your 11 years old has written it - or ask how they would spell it. It's not you homework.

winnybella · 22/03/2011 20:20

Yep, it should be with an apostrophe. Or 'on the heads of the crew'.

FellatioNelson · 22/03/2011 20:30

Shock Bilbo you are so right!!!!! He hasn't put an apostrophe at all. My pride (and controlling streak) can't let it go un-apostrophed/unapostrophe'ed/unapostrophised Confused and I want to teach him the right way. Or wait for his teacher to tell him....

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FellatioNelson · 22/03/2011 20:37

Of course it should be crew's heads. In just the same way that it should be man's legs. Doh. Blush

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LindyHemming · 24/03/2011 14:19

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FellatioNelson · 24/03/2011 15:34

Thank you! That's useful to tell my DCs

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