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    apostrophe in cities

    Hello everyone. Here's a question that I've been trying to solve...
    In a company name, something for commercial use, which one is correct?

    1) London Tales

    2) London Tales'

    3) London's Tales

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    Re: apostrophe in cities

    Welcome to Using English.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nutella View Post
    Hello everyone. Here's a question that I've been trying to solve...
    In a company name, something for commercial use, which one is correct?

    1) London Tales

    2) London Tales'

    3) London's Tales
    1. Probably the best choice It's okay to use a noun as a modifier this way.

    2. Incorrect. "Tales'" is not possessive, and it's a common mistake to try to use an apostrophe to make something plural, but it's a mistake.

    3. Okay if you want to focus on stories that "belong" (are associated with) London. But as I said for 1, you can use "London" to describe which tales without using the apostrophe.
    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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