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    Watts and Zone's fathers

    Is the sentence "Watts and Zone's fathers founded 'The Forest Owls'" right?
    I thought it should be "Watts' and Zone's fathers founded 'The Forest Owls'."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Jan-2014 at 09:16. Reason: Correcting punctuation.

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    Re: Watts and Zone's fathers

    You are correct.

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    Re: Watts and Zone's fathers

    Quote Originally Posted by preachers View Post
    Is the sentence "Watts and Zone's fathers founded 'The Forest Owls'" right?
    I thought it should be "Watts' and Zone's fathers founded 'The Forest Owls'."
    If "Watts" is a person, I would use "Watts's" for the possessive. My usual rule for this is if you pronounce the 's, you should write it. I would pronounce it in this case. Others would not. If the person is "Watt", I would write "Watt's".

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