How to express the favorite restaurant of multiple people?

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Which is correct?

 

"This is Dan's and my favorite restaurant."

 

~ or ~

 

"This is Dan and my favorite restaurant."

 

~ or ~

 

another sentence structure?

asked Aug 01 '13 at 20:53 Marcus Wilder New member

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I found this, which seems to be reasonable.

 

Is it Joe and Renalda’s fishing poles, or Joe’s and Renalda’s fishing poles? That depends. Are the fishing poles joint property, or do Joe and Renalda each have their own pole? Placing an ’s only at the end of the group of names denotes joint ownership. Placing an ’s at the end of each individual name denotes individual ownership.

 

With that explanation, it would be 'Joe and my favorite...' because you both 'own' it.

 

 The Chicago Manual of Style says that when two nouns “possess” the same entity, only the second takes an apostrophe (‘):

link comment answered Aug 01 '13 at 22:25 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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