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Proper Use of Apostrophe

How do we write the invite, parents 50th or parents' 50th?

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October 27, 20090 found this helpful

That'd be "parents' 50th." The "s" makes it plural, the apostrophe after the "s" shows ownership. And hey -- I hope the celebration is wonderful! My parents are up to 41 years. :-)

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, parents' is correct! Have a great celebration! What wonderful role models they are for all of us!

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Since you are talking about both parents; parents' is correct.

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

If in doubt, you could reword it saying, "the 50th Wedding Anniversary of our parents." It really irks me when people put the apostrophe in the wrong place or overuse it.

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