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 220.127.116.11 03:11, June 7, 2010 (UTC)