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    Apostrophe s question

    Hello all

    We have a colony under the name "MLA and MP's Colony". MLA is member of legislative assembly and MP is member of parliament. The name suggests its a colony of members of the assembly and parliament. Is the name of the colony supposed be "MLA's and MP's Colony" or is "MLA and MP's Colony"? Which is correct?

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    Re: Apostrophe s question

    What do you mean by 'colony'?

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    Re: Apostrophe s question

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    What do you mean by 'colony'?
    Usually in India a "colony" is a housing complex. In this case I would imagine it's a housing complex reserved for MLAs and MPs.

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    Re: Apostrophe s question

    Quote Originally Posted by wannabelean View Post
    Is the name of the colony supposed be "MLA's and MP's Colony" or is "MLA and MP's Colony"? Which is correct?
    Neither is correct (unless there is only one MP living there).

    I suggest MLA and MPs' Colony or MLAs and MPs Colony.

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    Re: Apostrophe s question

    I think I'd go for Rover's second suggestion.

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    Re: Apostrophe s question

    Thank you Rover_KE and 5jj!

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    Re: Apostrophe s question

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question. It saves everybody's time.



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