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    M&S's

    a personalised card from M&S new website
    a personalised card from M&S's new website
    a personalised card from M&S' new website

    Which of them is(or are) correct from a native's point of view?

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    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 22-Jan-2013 at 15:49.

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    Re: M&S's

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    a personalised cardfrom M&S new website
    a personalised cardfrom M&S's new website
    a personalised cardfrom M&S' new website

    Which of them is(or are) correct from a native's point of view?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    "A personalised card from the new M&S website."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "A personalised card from the new M&S website."
    Yes, a good alternative, and jasonlulu_2000's second example would be correct.

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    The second one is good enough for me, too.

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    #5

    Re: M&S's

    The second looks messy to me with "S's". I would normally go with bhai's alternative but if I had to write one of the three, I would probably go with "M&S' website".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second looks messy to me with "S's". I would normally go with bhai's alternative but if I had to write one of the three, I would probably go with "M&S' website".
    The pedant in me forces me to say that that is wrong. Whilst there are still people who prefer Jesus' mother to the far more natural Jesus's mother, there are few these days who hold out for James' brother in preference to James's brother. I'd go for the M & S website or M & S's website. There is no justification at all (I suppose I have to add 'in my opinion') for M & S' website.

    It's wrong, incorrect, mistaken, a monstrosity, mutter, mutter, mumble, gibber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The pedant in me forces me to say that that is wrong. Whilst there are still people who prefer Jesus' mother to the far more natural Jesus's mother, there are few these days who hold out for James' brother in preference to James's brother. I'd go for the M & S website or M & S's website. There is no justification at all (I suppose I have to add 'in my opinion') for M & S' website.

    It's wrong, incorrect, mistaken, a monstrosity, mutter, mutter, mumble, gibber.
    I had no intention of reducing you to a gibbering wreck so perhaps I should add that I almost put "even though I know it's wrong" after my choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I had no intention of reducing you to a gibbering wreck so perhaps I should add that I almost put "even though I know it's wrong" after my choice!
    The drunk driver's defence of "I almost didn't kill the pedestrian" did not impress the jury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The drunk driver's defence of "I almost didn't kill the pedestrian" did not impress the jury.
    In that case, guilty as charged.
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