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Grammar nazis! i have a question for you

if I say the sentence "im changing my babies names" meaning two babies, and their names.
how do you say that? because babies is pural but baby's is possesive? so
how would you correctly say you want to change each baby's name?

JUST WONDERING :P

 
ElsaSalsaaa

Asked by ElsaSalsaaa at 1:30 PM on May. 22, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (10)
  • My husband is an editor and and author, he said it should be babies'. That is the possessive of the plural babies.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:36 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • If theirs two, then it would be Babies'. Baby's would be singular possessive. I'm not a grammar nazi, just know how to google, lol.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 1:36 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • It would be "I'm changing my babies' names." Babies is plural and spelled correctly, adding the apostrophe makes it possessive. I'm not a Nazi, but I am don't mind grammar. (c:
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 1:36 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • I'm changing my baby's name. possessive is correct as the name is owned by the baby
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 1:32 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • Wow, I didn't realize people who know proper grammar, go around killing innocent people. Learn something new everyday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • oh i misread that. "I am changing my babys' names." ' after the s when its plural possessive
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 1:34 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • When it is plural the apostrophe goes AFTER the s on the pluralized noun:
    I'm changing my babies' names
    Unless the pluralized noun does not end in s:
    women's rights
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 1:35 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • I'm changing my babies' names.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 1:39 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • I think I would say "I am changing each of my baby's names"....although I'm no grammar nazi :)
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 1:32 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • Or "I a changing both of my baby's names"
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 1:33 PM on May. 22, 2011

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