Re: User's, Users, Users'

Subject: Re: User's, Users, Users'
From: "David O'Brien" <obriend -at- mincom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 16:18:15 +1000

would you write "Most engineer's agree..."?

Probably not, because they never would, but you get my point. :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Goober" <techcommgoober -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 05:19
Subject: Re: User's, Users, Users'

> > Look at this sentence fragment: "Most SMEs
> > agree...." To me that looks
> > wrong. I think it should be: "Most SME's agree...."
> > But that doesn't seem
> > right either as it looks like a singular possessive
> > and that does not match
> > with "agree." And "Most SMEs' agree...." is clearly
> > wrong because it is a
> > plural possessive, not an indication of a
> > contraction as the apostrophe is
> > external to where the letters are left out.
> >
> > Suggestions?

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