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    Do I need to show possession?

    Hello! As a native whose grammar has gone to the dogs over the past year, any help would be appreciated.

    I'm throwing a party in honour of A Level results, which are out later this week, and was originally going to call the event Results' Celebrations. It has since struck me that the apostrophe is probably unnecessary because although the celebrations 'belong' to results by extension, this is also the case for e.g. 'birthday' - which is left as it is. Am I seeing an 's' at the end of a word and panicking or is it correct to have 'celebrations' belong to 'results' (despite not looking quite right)?

    Many thanks!

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    Re: Do I need to show possession?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackInBlack View Post
    Hello! As a native whose grammar has gone to the dogs over the past year, any help would be appreciated.

    I'm throwing a party in honour of A Level results, which are out later this week, and was originally going to call the event Results' Celebrations. It has since struck me that the apostrophe is probably unnecessary because although the celebrations 'belong' to results by extension, this is also the case for e.g. 'birthday' - which is left as it is. Am I seeing an 's' at the end of a word and panicking or is it correct to have 'celebrations' belong to 'results' (despite not looking quite right)?

    Many thanks!
    Don't use the apostrophe.

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