TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › I need grammar help!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I need grammar help!

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Actually my hubby does...here is his question:

Which is the proper way to refer to multiple articles belonging to multiple companies?

these company's articles
these companies articles

or...as I thought...these companies' articles?

Confusing! TIA!!! Kim.
post #2 of 25
"these companies' articles"

post #3 of 25
2nd vote for 'these companies' articles'. If it's more than one company, it has to be plural. The apostrophe signifies the possessive.
post #4 of 25
What if the person who was reading it, didnt notice?
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Trust me, his boss will notice.
post #6 of 25
slight hijack ---

Nice job on the sig
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Aw thanks. I thought Smudgie would look good on one of his own. And I just found that flower background yesterday. The rainbow was harder. Took me quite a while to figure that one out!
post #8 of 25
Lovely pic of Smudge. ANd yes, it is companies' articles.
post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom
"these companies' articles"
yup this one!!
post #10 of 25
Quote:
"these companies' articles"
post #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firefly*21
post #12 of 25
I've just been learning that in English and I still didn't know.
post #13 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deb25
2nd vote for 'these companies' articles'. If it's more than one company, it has to be plural. The apostrophe signifies the possessive.
Your right Deb!
post #14 of 25
It's easy if you just separate the pieces as a rule. If it were one company and many articles, it would be "the company's articles." If it were many companies and one article, it would be "the companies' article." And, as many have pointed out, many companies and many articles are referred to like so: "the companies' articles." Just remember that little guideline, and you won't go wrong.
post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom
"these companies' articles"

Have to agree with this answer
post #16 of 25
To chime in at this point does seem a little redundant, but I'll do it anyway "these companies' articles" is correct.
post #17 of 25
Since it's the "company" word that is being refered to as plural, I also vote for these comanies' articles.
post #18 of 25
Just to add to the redundancy, " these companies' " is correct.
post #19 of 25
My Grammer is Horrible!
post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
My Grammer is Horrible!
That's "grammar" Fwan!
post #21 of 25
i knew it looked wrong..
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
On a related note, my hubby was asked to help with a website that got all messed up - some friend of his mother's has written a grammar book and wanted to sell it on the Internet. I guess she got a bargain-basement web developer, because he registered the site as grammer.com. How embarrassing!

On a non-related note, Fwan, I love your new siggy.
post #23 of 25
dontcha just love English?
post #24 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by kluchetta
On a non-related note, Fwan, I love your new siggy.
Thank you!
Tricia did it for me without me even realising it

Isnt she wonderful?
post #25 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
Thank you!
Tricia did it for me without me even realising it

Isnt she wonderful?
That was very sweet of her!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › I need grammar help!