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    Phone number

    Hi guys,

    Is it correct to say "It is the phone number of Dr Robert's office"?

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    Re: Phone numbe

    Yes — if his name is "Dr Robert".

    If his name is "Dr Roberts" (a far more common English surname), it would have to be "It is the phone number of Dr Roberts' office".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Aug-2014 at 22:07.

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    #3

    Re: Phone numbe

    Or "...Dr. Roberts's office."

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    Re: Phone numbe

    I am not a teacher.

    Yes. If you pronounce it, you write it.

    James lives here. This is James's house.

    Doctor Roberts has an office. It is acceptable to write 'Dr Roberts' office' if you pronounce it as Roberts but if you say 'Robertsis' you should write Roberts's.

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    #5

    Re: Phone numbe

    Ok we can write "Roberts' or Roberts' s" both are corret.

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    Re: Phone numbe

    It depends. If the name is Robert, you'd write Dr. Robert's office. If the name is Roberts, it would be Dr. Roberts' or Dr. Roberts's office.

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    Re: Phone numbe

    Tufguy, there was a spelling error in your thread title (again). Please take more care. I have corrected it now to "Phone number​" - you wrote "Phone numbe".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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