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Apostrophe question for dp's CV urgent help needed!

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LedodgyChristmasjumper · 03/12/2007 20:40

Ok dp is updating his cv he needs to know where the apostrophe goes in customers when writing about 'customers requirement specification' is it before or after the s. We think it's S' because it's both plural and possesive but want to make sure.

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LedodgyChristmasjumper · 03/12/2007 20:41

and before you pedants point it out I knopw I misspelt possessive!

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Twiglett · 03/12/2007 20:42

customers' requirement specification

plural and possessive

LedodgyChristmasjumper · 03/12/2007 20:42

Brilliant. Thank you.

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Twiglett · 03/12/2007 20:42
VeryLittleCarrot · 03/12/2007 20:43

If he is referring to several customers then you are correct - after the s.

LedodgyChristmasjumper · 03/12/2007 20:48

Yes it is several customers. Many thanks.

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RoxyNotFoxy · 06/12/2007 14:34

Yes, it's plural. But if he's being that particular, he probably already knows more than the people who will read his CV.

fakeblonde · 15/12/2007 23:30

I would put customer anyway not customers.Its like a person spec-we dont wrote persons` spec.

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