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A word, please: How to use apostrophes

April 21, 2013
dsp By JUNE CASAGRANDE - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Not long ago I wrote a column about how sometimes in terms like "teachers' union" and "homeowners' policy" the apostrophe is optional. If you really mean that the first noun possesses the second, an apostrophe makes sense. But if the first noun is intended as more of an adjective, you can often drop it: teachers union, homeowners policy.

 
 

 

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