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    in parent's name vs in the parent's

    "I drive a car that is in parent's name or in the parent's name." Which one is correct?

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I drive a car that is in parent's name or in the parent's name." Which one is correct?
    If they are your parents, say "in my parent's name".

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If they are your parents, say "in my parent's name".
    How about this "I left my wallet in dad's car or in the dad's car."?

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    "Dad's car" (if speaking to a brother or sister) or "my dad's car."

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Dad's car" (if speaking to a brother or sister) or "my dad's car."
    "Prime minister has been grilled for incompetence in the president's speech or in president's speech."?

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    The President's

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    The Prime Minister.

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    Re: in parent's name vs in the parent's

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If they are your parents, say "in my parent's name".
    Note: If it's only in the name of your father or only in the name of your mother, than "in my parent's name" (one parent) is correct.

    But if it's in both of their names, then it's "in my parents' names."

    I rarely would say "my parent" to mean "my mother" or "my father." I would say "a car in my dad's/father's name" or "a car in my mom's/mother's name."

    Did you mean one parent or both?
    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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