placement of apostrophe at end of noun.

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Is it correct to say The Capulet's were upset or The Capulets were upset?

asked Jun 02 '12 at 15:17 Shirley Chace New member

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The Capulets were upset.

 

For most, but definately not all, words in English, the plural is indicated by adding "S" (without the apostrophe).  The possessive is indicated by adding apostrophe "S".

 

In your sentence, there is nothing to be possessed and you are talking about more than one Capulet.

link comment answered Jun 02 '12 at 15:52 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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