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    Use of apostrophes

    Hello,

    I would like to know when and when not to use 's.

    Examples :

    1- Contacts information?
    2- Clients file?
    3- Clients insurance?

    Thank you !

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    Re: Use of apostrophes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie Leclerc View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know when and when not to use 's.

    Examples :

    1- Contacts information?
    2- Clients file?
    3- Clients insurance?

    Thank you !
    What you say depends on context. But, in general, I suggest using the following:

    contact information
    client file

    client insurance or client's insurance, depending on what you're trying to say

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    Re: Use of apostrophes

    For example, if the file belongs to the client, I will put 's, but if it's a client file (or clients files) as a description of what kind of file it is, I won't put 's, is that right ?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Use of apostrophes

    If it belongs to the client then use client's file.

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