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    New Year's Resolutions

    People make up a list of things they would like to do in a new year. This list may look like:

    1. No smoking.
    2. No drinking.
    3. No gambling.
    4. Do exercise.
    5. ...

    Do I say,

    1. My New Year's Resolutions.
    2. My New Year's Resolution.
    3. My New Year Resolutions.
    4. My New Year Resolution.

    Do I ask,

    1. Are you going to make a New Year's Resolution?
    2. Are you going to make New Year's Resolutions?

    Thanks. BMO

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    #2
    You'll see it with and without the apostrophe. Whether it is singular or plural depends on the number of resolutions. I don't make them- that way I can't break them.


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    Thanks, I got it. Each item is a resolution, and a resolution is not a list of items. Thanks. BMO

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    #4
    Exactly

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    Don't tell the truth to your friends. No matter what telling white lies is good to keep friendship.

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    #6
    White lies are an essentialpart of living in a society, IMO. ;-0

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