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    Thumbs down apostrophe question

    If I wanted to say I was a manufacturers representative, would it have an apostrophe st the end of the s or not? - ie manufacturuers vs. manufacturers'

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    Re: apostrophe question

    Are you representing one manufacturer or more than one? You will need an apostrophe =

    Manufacturer's representative if only one
    Manufacturers' representative if more than one.

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    Re: apostrophe question

    For some reason, many English learners think that you cannot use an apostrophe with anything other than a person, so "manufacturer's representative" seems like it must be wrong.

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