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    Plural of parties

    The parties' need were incompatible.

    More than one party and it is plural. Parties or Parties' or partys'??

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    Re: Plural of parties

    I'm not a teacher...

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    The parties' need were incompatible.

    More than one party and it is plural. Parties or Parties' or partys'??

    One party - and it's needs: party's needs

    Two parties - and the needs of them both: parties' needs

    The apostrophe indicates 'ownership' ... the needs are 'owned' by the party. But, if the word already ends with an 's', then you only add an apostrophe.

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    Re: Plural of parties

    Thank you

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