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I was reading the history for [[Perkins's tent]] and I see it was switched back and forth quite often. Which is actually correct? I would think Perkins's, since it is not truly plural; but then again, I am not the best with grammar. This is how I figure it:
 
I was reading the history for [[Perkins's tent]] and I see it was switched back and forth quite often. Which is actually correct? I would think Perkins's, since it is not truly plural; but then again, I am not the best with grammar. This is how I figure it:
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Wait, does Arthur mention anything about it being "Perkins'(s)". If so, that would clear up any grammar disputes, since I guess we can agree Rowling's grammar is law. =D [[Special:Contributions/24.49.35.99|24.49.35.99]] 03:11, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
 
Wait, does Arthur mention anything about it being "Perkins'(s)". If so, that would clear up any grammar disputes, since I guess we can agree Rowling's grammar is law. =D [[Special:Contributions/24.49.35.99|24.49.35.99]] 03:11, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
   
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:In the text you see: Sirius's so that is what we use on this wiki. --[[User:Hcoknhoj|<font face="Times" size="4" color="Black" >JKoch</font>]][[File:Ravenclawcrest.jpg|20px]]<sup>([[User talk:Hcoknhoj|<font face="Monotype Corsiva" size="1" color="Red">Owl Me!</font>]])</sup> 03:33, June 7, 2010 (UTC)

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I was reading the history for Perkins's tent and I see it was switched back and forth quite often. Which is actually correct? I would think Perkins's, since it is not truly plural; but then again, I am not the best with grammar. This is how I figure it:


Mr. Perkins's tent (as an individual, singular)

the Perkinses' tent (as a family, plural)


Mr. Smith's tent (as an individual)

the Smiths' tent (as a family)


I believe the same goes with a name that ends in -s that would go with one that doesn't. In which case, leave it be. But I wanted to double check. If we cannot come to a consensus, we might be able to say Perkinses' just to be safe, since it definitely is not Perkinses's. Though, I do not know if it is mentioned whether Perkins has a family, and (even so) would they all own the tent?


Wait, does Arthur mention anything about it being "Perkins'(s)". If so, that would clear up any grammar disputes, since I guess we can agree Rowling's grammar is law. =D 24.49.35.99 03:11, June 7, 2010 (UTC)

In the text you see: Sirius's so that is what we use on this wiki. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 03:33, June 7, 2010 (UTC)

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