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    whl626 is offline Member
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    convenience

    " I did it for convenience sake or convenience's sake " ? I asked this question somewhere but it seems baffling those who tried to answer it, though :P.

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    Red5 is offline Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    I think it should be "I did it for convenience sake" as it is a reworking of "I did it for the sake of convenience".
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: convenience

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    " I did it for convenience sake or convenience's sake " ? I asked this question somewhere but it seems baffling those who tried to answer it, though :P.
    I think you should compromise and use the apostrophe but drop the es.

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