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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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Anonymous

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

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  • 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

    DomoniqueWS

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

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

    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.
    tootoobusy

    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.
    vicesix

    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."
    gdiamante

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

  • gdiamante and the posts immediately preceding her are correct.
    ss_mom

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

  • How about the Partridge Gang?
    mmmegan38

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

  • Thanks everybody!
    Anonymous

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

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