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dustytoes
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on 02/15/2012

I am always stumped when I have to add this to my product descriptions, so I'm asking what would be the correct way to say:

bride and grooms names

as in:  "add the bride and grooms names to this card"

Should it be:  bride's and groom's name

                         bride and grooms' names

                         bride and groom names

Thanks!


Sam
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on 02/15/2012

I simply would write "Add the names of the bride and the groom to ..", but what do I know, I am not even a native English speaker ;-)


dustytoes
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on 02/15/2012

Thanks for the input Sam, that would make it easier wouldn't it?


katiem2
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on 02/15/2012

I'd add 

Include the happy couples names here

so's not to offend anyone as to who comes first and or gender variations, keep the market open to all.


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chefkeem
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on 02/15/2012

Katie - "happy couple's names" would be correct.  Smile


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chefkeem
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on 02/15/2012

According to this rule:

  • Miguel's and Cecilia's new cars are in the parking lot. 
    This means that each of them has at least one new car and that their ownership is a separate matter.
  • Miguel and Cecilia's new cars are in the parking lot.
    This construction tells us that Miguel and Cecilia share ownership of these cars. The possessive (indicated by 's) belongs to the entire phrase, not just to Cecilia.

from this website: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/possessives.htm 

I would say, bride's and groom's names is the correct form.


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bobsimpson
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on 02/15/2012

Notice that in the phrase "the divorced couple, there is no possessive needed because the wife now owns it all. If my wife is reading this, just kidding honey.

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chefkeem
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on 02/15/2012

Laughing  That Bob is OURS (with ALL grammatically-allowed possessives!). Hehehehe...ROFL


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dustytoes
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on 02/15/2012

You guys are having too much fun with this.  They haven't even walked down the aisle yet and Bob has them divorced. 

@Katie, I like to use the words "bride" and "groom" in my description, but thanks.

Thank you Chef...bride's and groom's names sounds good to me. 

I actually like Sam's idea- "names of the bride and groom".   It is infallible.

Thanks for all the help... Smile


katiem2
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on 02/15/2012

 

chefkeem: 15. Feb 2012, 11:05

Katie - "happy couple's names" would be correct.  Smile

Yes that's so true, gotta watch me, always need to edit.  Thanks for catching that 


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