Re: User's, Users, Users'

Subject: Re: User's, Users, Users'
From: Harald Klein <webmaster -at- textquest -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:42:57 +0200




hillc -at- ctcorp -dot- com wrote:

I would love some input. The guide I am finishing is similar to a game
manual to be included in a DVD case. It is very basic and addresses
installation and scenario set-up. The sections are divided by user type
with Section 2 for the single user, and Section 3 for multi-users (Trainer
and Trainee). The cover of the guide is also simple with the name of the
product at top right, picture in the center, and Users Guide centered on
bottom. I've had feedback from various sources who have all quoting me
various grammatical rules as to why it should be User's, or Users, or
Users'. Is there a standard? Is there a right way and wrong way?


The correct form for a manual for one user is: User's Manual
for more than one user: Users' Manual

simple English, isn't it?

Because normally only one person can read a book, I prefer User's Manual

Harald (whose native language is not English)



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