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    Jones / Jones'

    1. There are four stores near the Jones family.
    2. There are four stores near the Jones' family.

    Which sentence is correct?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Jones / Jones'

    When the plural noun ends with a S an apostrophe is expected like in your second sentence . However the apostrophe often seems to be forgotten without it being regarded as a mistake.


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    Re: Jones / Jones'

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    1. There are four stores near the Jones family.
    2. There are four stores near the Jones' family.

    Which sentence is correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    No apostrophe - there is no possession involved. It is the family Jones - the Jones family.

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    Re: Jones / Jones'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    No apostrophe - there is no possession involved. It is the family Jones - the Jones family.
    Thanks, Anglika.

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