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    sebayanpendam is offline Member
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    Apostrophe s with surname on notices or prints

    Hi,

    I want to print my surname on the back of a shirt. So, I want to print Woodward clan on it? Should I put the apostrophe s to the surname as in Woodward's clan. This is to avoid any embarassment when walking in the shirt later.

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    Re: Apostrophe s with surname on notices or prints

    No. Your shirt should say Woodward Clan. It is a clan of people named Woodward. It is not a clan that belongs to some one person named Woodward, is it?

    You should use the capital C for Clan. It will look odd without that.

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    Re: Apostrophe s with surname on notices or prints

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post

    I want to print my surname on the back of a shirt. So, I want to print 'Woodward clan' on it. ? (It's not a question.)

    Should I put the apostrophe s to after the surname as in 'Woodward's clan'? (This is a question.)

    This is to avoid any embarrassment when walking in wearing the shirt later.
    Please note my corrections.

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    Re: Apostrophe s with surname on notices or prints

    No- a clan is a group of people, who may have a leader, but they are not the property of one person. The embarrassment would be putting the apostrophe IMO.
    Last edited by teechar; 17-Sep-2017 at 12:24. Reason: removed extra "in"

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