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Use of an apostrophe.

 
 
soneaf
 
Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2015 05:24 pm
Need some help settling this argument. Here is the statement, "Wishing you the best holidays, from the Holiday’s Best". The grammar in question is the use of the apostrophe in the word Holiday's. Is it correct with or without? Any input would be great.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2015 05:48 pm
@soneaf,
If the Holiday's Best is (as it appears) a brand name, then yes, you are correct in encircling Holiday's Best with apostrophes. ( then Id lose the one before Wishing)
Unless the entire phrase is a quote, then an apostrophe would encircle the phrase as you have it and youd lose the one in front of "Holiday's"
FBM
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2015 07:31 pm
@soneaf,
It's an odd expression. It sounds like advertising. The possessive apostrophe looks correct, but I'd like to know the context.
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2015 08:20 pm
@soneaf,
If Holiday's Best is the name of a publication or merchant, I would use the name exactly as the company presents it.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2015 08:21 pm
@roger,
I see that's just what farmerman said.
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neologist
 
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Reply Sun 13 Dec, 2015 08:24 pm
@soneaf,
As an executive member of APA (Apostrophe Protective Association), I declare your insertion of the apostrophe in the above sentence to be acceptable, if odd. Hope that helps.
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soneaf
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2015 04:53 am
@soneaf,
This is for a Holiday card. The Holidays' Best (we went with the plural) is talking about the best movies of the holidays. It is not a brand just a reference.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 14 Dec, 2015 07:24 am
@soneaf,
In that case, it's holiday's best. No capital is required . It's a very peculiar and awkward construct.
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soneaf
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 12:54 pm
Thanks for all the feed back !
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layman
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 01:14 pm
@farmerman,
I don't think he's asking about quotation marks, Farmer.

He asking about the apostrophe in "holiday's"

Yes, there should be one. The intended useage is possessive (from what I can tell).

The "best" comes from, or belong to, the holiday.
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layman
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 01:16 pm
@soneaf,
Quote:
This is for a Holiday card. The Holidays' Best (we went with the plural) is talking about the best movies of the holidays


Yeah, then you need the apostrophe.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 02:17 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
then yes, you are correct in encircling Holiday's Best with apostrophes.

Those aren't apostrophes; they're quotation marks.
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neologist
 
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Reply Tue 15 Dec, 2015 02:21 pm
@soneaf,
Are you referring to plural, as in holidays' best?
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