When each part of a plural subject possesses something individually, the thing possessed must generally be in the plural as well. But in several cases, the thing possessed should be in the singular. . . .
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Learn how to handle titles with tricky punctuation.
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Many writers and even editors have trouble deciding where to place the commas in these kinds of sentences. . . .
Some commas are needed to prevent misreading, some are harmful, and others are optional . . .
Authorities disagree about the name Presidents’ Day and what the holiday celebrates
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Martin Luther King Day? Martin Luther King, Jr., Day? MLK Day? There seems to be no consensus on how to style the name of this federal holiday. . . .
Should you write, “Happy New Year,” “Happy new year,” or “Happy New Year’s”? It depends on how much happiness you want to impart. . . .