How do you write the plural of a family last name?
You usually make family names plural by adding an “s” to the end. However, if the name ends in “s,” “x,” “z,” “ch,” or “sh,” you usually add an “es” instead (but there are exceptions). The plural of “mother-in-law” is “mothers-in-law.”
How do you make a last name that ends in i plural?
Rule: To show plural possession, make the proper noun plural first, then use the apostrophe. Examples: I petted the Murphys’ cat. I visited the Murphys’ store on Main Street.
How do you say Williams plural?
First, make the noun Williams into a plural: Williamses. Then add the possessive apostrophe according to the rules that gave us “the cats’ tails.” That gives us “We had dinner at the Williamses’ house last year.”
Is Smiths singular or plural?
The plural of Smith is Smiths.
How do you make January plural?
noun, plural Jan·u·ar·ies. the first month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Jan.
Is Community’s correct?
The noun community can be countable or uncountable. In more general, commonly used, contexts, the plural form will also be community. However, in more specific contexts, the plural form can also be communities e.g. in reference to various types of communities or a collection of communities.
How do you address a last name that ends in s?
How to Pluralize Last Names
- Rule #1: A last name is always written out in its entirety.
- Rule #2: You never need an apostrophe when signing or addressing cards.
- If the name ends in s, z, ch, or sh, add es.
- If the name ends in x, add es—unless the x is silent.
How do you make a last name that ends in s possessive?
For names ending in s, form the possessive either by simply adding an apostrophe (James’ books) or by adding an apostrophe as well as another s (Charles’s phone). The possessive of a plural name is always formed by adding an apostrophe after the final s (the Smiths’ dog, the Harrises’ family home).