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The Write Stuff: Multiple Ownership

February 5, 2013

Recently, a writer asked about the correct use of an apostrophe to indicate multiple ownership of an item or more than one item.

The solution is fairly straightforward.  For example, if two people own one item, say a townhouse, write “Maria and Jack’s townhouse.”  If two people own two items, like coats tossed on the floor, write “Alice’s and Juan’s coats.”

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