Answer to English Grammar Question 33

When using someones last name and trying to use it in a sentence showing plurality. How do you puntuate a last name that ends in -is. Example: The Harris's or Harris' are having a get together this evening.

From member: Harris in USA


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You are confusing the possessive and the plural - easy enough to do!
The 's denotes possession. For example, 'The Harris's dog'
If you want to talk about all of the Harris family, that is a question of number rather than possession, then you would use 'es'. For example, 'All of the Harrises were at the party.'



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