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    Smile Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    Good Afternoon:

    An Old Time Country General Store Name in the making is Busy Bees General Store.

    Would it be correct to say on the Sign.......Busy Bees General Store or Busy Bee's General Store?????

    Many Thanks;

    Busy Bee

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    Does "Busy Bee" own the store? If so, use the possessive.

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    *Not a teacher

    Busy Bees' General Store (possessive)

    This if Busy Bees is company's name.

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    Good Afternoon:

    I have been out of town & I appreciate the quick reply. To tell you the truth, I have been down here with all of these Country Folks for so long, all of my College & High School Grammar has left me.

    I will own the store along with my wife of 35 years. So, Busy Bee or Busy Bee's or Busy Bees'.

    You sound like my old 12th Grade English Teacher with your reply. In which I sat there, as lost as I am now.

    With All Best Wishes:

    Busy Bee

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    If you (singular) are "Busy Bee" and you own the store then use the possessive. "Busy Bee's."

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    Quote Originally Posted by htmeeks View Post
    To tell you the truth, I have been down here with all of these Country Folks for so long, all of my College & High School Grammar has left me.
    To tell you the truth, well, shucks, that sure does surprise me from a retired academic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If you (singular) are "Busy Bee" and you own the store then use the possessive. "Busy Bee's."

    Good Afternoon Again:

    Many Thanks for the reply. I am beginning to understand all of this. Sam Wall certainly had similar problems.

    Not to get real technical and or "out of sorts", for the benefit of our nice European neighbors, We have several Partners and employees. If they were considered Busy Bees and were associated with the Name Busy Bee's General Store, Would your answer above apply to this new question?

    With All Best Wishes:

    Busy Bee

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    Have you checked the answers you received back in September 2009?

    BUSY BEE OR BUSY BEES

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    One Busy Bee: Busy Bee's General Store
    Two Busy Bees: Busy Bees' General Store
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Busy Bees or Busy Bee's

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Have you checked the answers you received back in September 2009?

    BUSY BEE OR BUSY BEES
    Well spotted, jed.

    It looks like htmeeks is no nearer opening his store than he was 18 months ago. . .

    . . .and is still dithering about the apostrophe.

    Ht, ask yourself who's going to care about what you call your store.

    A few years ago a pub in Accrington was named The Bee's Knee's.

    Not many noticed the mistake, and those of us who did just had to put up with it.

    Rover

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