[Grammar] Apostrophe s with surname on notices or prints

sebayanpendam

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Hi,

I want to print my surname on the back of a shirt. So, I want to print Woodward clan on it? Should I put the apostrophe s to the surname as in Woodward's clan. This is to avoid any embarassment when walking in the shirt later.

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No. Your shirt should say Woodward Clan. It is a clan of people named Woodward. It is not a clan that belongs to some one person named Woodward, is it?

You should use the capital C for Clan. It will look odd without that.
 

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I want to print my surname on the back of a shirt. [STRIKE]So,[/STRIKE] I want to print 'Woodward clan' on it. [STRIKE]?[/STRIKE] (It's not a question.)

Should I put the apostrophe s [STRIKE]to[/STRIKE] after the surname as in 'Woodward's clan'? (This is a question.)

This is to avoid any embarrassment when [STRIKE]walking in[/STRIKE] wearing the shirt later.
Please note my corrections.
 

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No- a clan is a group of people, who may have a leader, but they are not the property of one person. The embarrassment would be putting the apostrophe IMO.
 
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