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    Apostrophe usage, please help, thx.

    Which sentence is correct:

    1. The Judges' and Magistrates' have different opinions.

    2. The Judges and Magistrates' have different opinions.

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    Re: Apostrophe usage, please help, thx.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cici1947 View Post
    Which sentence is correct:

    1. The Judges' and Magistrates' have different opinions.

    2. The Judges and Magistrates' have different opinions.
    I do not feel the need for the apostrophes in any of your sentences. Did you not mean this:

    the Judges' and Magistrates' different opinions
    the Judges and Magistrates' different opinions

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    Re: Apostrophe usage, please help, thx.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cici1947 View Post
    Which sentence is correct:

    1. The Judges' and Magistrates' have different opinions.

    2. The Judges and Magistrates' have different opinions.
    Neither.

    Do not use apostrophes to form plurals.
    Do not use apostrophes to form plurals.
    Do not use apostrophes to form plurals.
    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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    Re: Apostrophe usage, please help, thx.

    What Barb said.

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    Re: Apostrophe usage, please help, thx.

    And I would add, do not use apostrophes to form plurals.

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