Rename Wine User Guide to Wine User's Guide?
paulm at astro.gla.ac.uk
Thu Oct 14 13:11:59 CDT 2004
On Thursday 14 October 2004 16:00, Kuba Ober wrote:
> On niedziela 10 październik 2004 02:04 pm, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 08:53:14AM -0400, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> > > On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 01:10:06AM -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > > > I think for consistency's sake we should rename the Wine User Guide to
> > > > Wine User's Guide [...]
> > What about the cruelty to the common apostroph? I am not a native speaker,
> > but it looks wrong there.
> Actually, the apostrophe looks quite right there. Whose guide is it? The
> user's. Then one has user's guide, not user guide. User guide sounds like a
> u-channel where you'd shove users in order to keep them guided ;)
If wine had only a single user then "Wine User's Guide" would be correct; but,
as we hope wine has multiple users then "Wine Users' Guide" is correct.
(general rule is: if the possessing object doesn't end with s, add 's. If it
does, then add just the apostrophe. For example: if Simons owns a ball,
which is red, then Simons' ball is red.)
Have a wee goosie at http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors
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