RE: Plurals of Birds

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, "'Peter Ewin'" <>, <>
Subject: RE: Plurals of Birds
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 15:56:09 +1030
Yes Phil, an apostrophe is used to indicate the possessive case or ..... ?


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From: Philip Veerman [
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Subject: Plurals of Birds

Whether it matters or not if it is "one teal two teal" or "one teal two teals", I don't know. I say the important thing is NOT to include an apostrophe before the s, if the s is included to indicate a plural. Many people write things like Corella's and Emu's and similar to this line when they actually mean Corellas and Emus. This is so annoying (and wrong).
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