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Please tell me the correct way to write this!

Our last name is Partridge and I don't want to write The Partridge Family on our Christmas Cards. I also do not want write our first names. I want it to say The Partridge's. Would it be The Partridge's or The Partridges'

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (8)
  • Partridge's

    you only use an apostrophe after the s if your names are:

    Morriss' pronounced the morrisses, but really their last name is morriss.

    so you only add it after if the last letter was an S


    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 3:26 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • The Partridge family, how cute! She's correct above.

    Answer by mompam at 3:27 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Partridge's is singular possessive.
    Partridges' is plural possessive.
    So I think that I would write it The Partridges.
    That is simply plural.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:27 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • I believe that tootoobusy is correct. No apostrophe needed. You're simply pluralizing your last name. Just like The Smith family = The Smiths.

    Answer by vicesix at 3:31 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Do NOT use an apostrophe.

    The Partridges is plural. "The Partridges were all ready to go to the mall."

    The Partridge's refers to something belonging to ONE member of your family. "Mrs. Partridge's car would not start."

    The Partridges' refers to something belonging to your family collectively. "The car trouble dashed the Partridges' hopes of making it to the 99% off sale."

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:33 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • gdiamante and the posts immediately preceding her are correct.

    Answer by ss_mom at 3:37 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • How about the Partridge Gang?

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 4:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Thanks everybody!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:32 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

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