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    April Fool's April Fools'

    Yesterday one of my workmates asked me ,"Is there any difference between the two spellings ? For example , April Fools' Day and April Fool's Day ,Teachers'Day and Teacher's Day ."

    Is there a difference between the two?

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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Yesterday one of my workmates asked me ,"Is there any difference between the two spellings ? For example , April Fools' Day and April Fool's Day ,Teachers'Day and Teacher's Day ."

    Is there a difference between the two?
    APRIL FOOLS' DAY.is widely used-FREE DICTIONARY.COM
    APRIL FOOL'S DAY. Is also used.
    There is no difference between the two.

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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Yesterday one of my workmates asked me ,"Is there any difference between the two spellings ? For example , April Fools' Day and April Fool's Day ,Teachers'Day and Teacher's Day ."

    Is there a difference between the two?
    Hi,

    "The day for all the fools" = "April Fools' Day"
    "The day for one fool" = "April Fool's Day"
    Likewise with "Teacher/Teachers".

    The apostophe goes after the "s" in plural words and before in singular words.

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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    Yes, no, I knew that :).

    I was just wondering if the different forms had different collocation.


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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    April Fool's - April Fools'
    Is there a difference between the two?


    collocation : the habitual juxtaposition of a particular word with another word or words with a frequency greater than chance

    How were those responding supposed to know you were asking about collocation?
    Those establishing a thread do have an obligation to be clear as to what they are asking.

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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    I don't understand your reaction. Maybe I didn't express myself properly.

    Anyways, if something was not done properly, I'm sure the moderators will take take care of things.


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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    Let's not wait.
    Your post said:
    April Fool's - April Fools'
    Is there a difference between the two?

    The first version has the apostrophe before the 's', the second after. You then ask, Is there a difference?
    Everybody takes it to be, you are asking about the correct position of the apostrophe...and take the time and trouble to help.
    You then respond:
    Yes, no, I knew that.
    AND THEN TELL US WHAT YOU WERE REALLY ASKING:
    I was just wondering if the different forms had different collocation.

    I am pointing out how important it is to be clear for those starting a thread to be clear from the start in stating the specific help they are seeking.
    Last edited by David L.; 10-May-2008 at 16:53.

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    Re: April Fool's April Fools'

    Right ok.

    I can see how that would somewhat bother you.

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