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    Talking possessive

    I am not a teacher.

    If I wanted to say that something like, "Mary's and Bill's house..." or "The Joneses' and the Smiths' house...", do I have the correct punctuation here? In both cases the house belongs to both parties.


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    Re: possessive

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am not a teacher.
    When you ask a question, you hardly need to state that. Furthermore, teachers usually answer questions and not ask questions.


    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    If I wanted to say that something like, "Mary's and Bill's house..."
    As far as I can remember, it goes like this:

    Mary and Bill's house = jointly own the house
    Mary's and Bill's house = they each have their own house


    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    or "The Joneses' and the Smiths' house...", do I have the correct punctuation here?


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