New Year's Resolutions

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bmo

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People make up a list of things they would like to do in a new year. This list may look like:

1. No smoking.
2. No drinking.
3. No gambling.
4. Do exercise.
5. ...

Do I say,

1. My New Year's Resolutions.
2. My New Year's Resolution.
3. My New Year Resolutions.
4. My New Year Resolution.

Do I ask,

1. Are you going to make a New Year's Resolution?
2. Are you going to make New Year's Resolutions?

Thanks. BMO
 

Tdol

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You'll see it with and without the apostrophe. Whether it is singular or plural depends on the number of resolutions. I don't make them- that way I can't break them. ;-)
 

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Thanks, I got it. Each item is a resolution, and a resolution is not a list of items. Thanks. BMO
 

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Exactly ;-)
 
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White lies are an essentialpart of living in a society, IMO. ;-0
 
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