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    Default placing of an apostrophe

    I am on a review committee regarding rewriting of Bylaws. Currently it reads Members' Meetings in several places. Please advise. Thank you.

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    That looks okay to me.

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    Default Re: placing of an apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by gracisue
    I am on a review committee regarding rewriting of Bylaws. Currently it reads Members' Meetings in several places. Please advise. Thank you.
    If you could give us a bit more context it might help us see what issues you were questioning.
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    You will see it with and without the apostrophe. I'd say both are correct. You could think of it as a possessive or as a noun working as an adjective modifying the meeting.

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