Re: Blasted Apostrophes (Was Years v. Years')

Subject: Re: Blasted Apostrophes (Was Years v. Years')
From: Joanna Sheldon <cjs10 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 19:12:47 -0500

If you intend to write a guide for *users*, say "Users' Guide." If you
intend to write a guide for the *user*, say "User's Guide." There is no
grammatical explanation for "Users Guide."

Joanna


At 17:04 26/02/97 EDT, you wrote:
>Wayne wrote:
>
>..."As a general rule, no apostrophe is used in words more
>descriptive than possessive that end in 's.'" He cites "teachers college" as
>an example.
>
>Interesting example! We have an ongoing debate here as to whether a software
>manual should be titled Users Guide or User's Guide. What's the consensus out
>there?
>
>
>Virginia Hayden
>Editor
>MasterCard Internationl
>Virginia_Hayden -at- MasterCard -dot- com

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