Garblog's Pages

Friday, October 28, 2016

How to make your last name plural on holiday cards and avoid apostrophe catastrophe.

Making a last name plural is a matter of spelling, not punctuation. Do not add an apostrophe. Follow the rules of spelling.

Except don't change the spelling of proper names when making them plural. Add es to most proper names ending in es or zGonzalezes, Jameses, Joneses, Parkses. Add s to other proper names, including most proper names ending in y even if preceded by a consonant: the Clintons, the Abernathys, not the Abernathies.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please comment on my blog post--or ask me a question about writing!.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...