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    I'm writing a story about aliens living under the surface of Mars and would like to name it "Mars Caves". Being it a proper noun, I'm not sure if a should add an apostrophe or not. Should it be "Mars' Caves" ? Or just "Mars Caves"? Which one is the correct ?
    Thanks for the help!

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    Hey,
    "Mars' Caves" would be the correct, as the title indicates a possessive. Hopefully that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MosheDavid View Post
    I'm writing a story about aliens living under the surface of Mars and would like to name it "Mars Caves". Being it a proper noun, I'm not sure if a should add an apostrophe or not. Should it be "Mars' Caves" ? Or just "Mars Caves"? Which one is the correct ?
    Thanks for the help!
    The answer hasn't changed at all since you asked a few months back.

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    Actually, English allows a proper noun to act an adjective: India government, Israel envoy... I don't think it sounds very good, but it's in all the major journalistic style guides to allow it. So, Mars Caves is another possibility.

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