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Re: Babs's

Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
On the assumption that it is an eating establishment run by Babs, I think that either Babs' or Babs's is acceptable. I am sure this discussion is exactly what Dave had in mind when he posted the image.

I suspect Dave's sole reason for taking the shot was to enable discussion on use of the apostrophe.

So far as the correct usage here is concerned, if her name is indeed Babs, then surely it has to be Babs's. Putting an apostrophe alone on the end of a word is to indicate the possessive of a plural - which this definitely is not.


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