Last Wednesday we asked a series of pluralization questions regarding apostrophes and last names so we can sign off on our Christmas cards with confidence.
The correct answers are below. Next week I’ll publish the actual rules for pluralizing last names—even the tricky ones—but for now, check to see how many you answered correctly.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Stanley’s
Happy Thanksgiving from the Stanleys
Answer: the Stanleys
Merry Christmas from the Fortenberry’s
Merry Christmas from the Fortenberrys
Answer: the Fortenberrys
Happy Holidays from the Runnels’
Happy Holidays from the Runnelses
Answer: the Runnelses (I know, it looks weird)
Best wishes from the Tripoli’s
Best wishes from the Tripolis
Answer: the Tripolis
Love, the Salvos
Love, the Salvoes
Love, the Salvo’s
Answer: the Salvos
Again, we’ll publish the rules next week. Until then, please post your last name if you have questions about how to make it plural. We answered some tricky ones last week and look forward to more.
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