How do you correctly spell the plural and plural possessive of the last name Mullins?


Mrs. Mullins is my teacher. She is helping us learn about possessive and plural nouns. Mrs. Mullins's husband has a mother named Mrs. Mullins, too. There is a total of three Mrs. Mullinses in my teacher's family. They like to plan family parties and celebrations. The Mullinses' parties are joyous events!

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There is a total of three Mrs. Mullinses in my teacher's family.
asked Apr 25 '13 at 09:06 Kimberley J. Mullins New member

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For names ending in letters other than s, the plural is simple--add an s.

The Smiths


The Robertsons

For names ending in s, the plural is formed by adding 'es'.


The Joneses


The Mullinses The Brookses

link answered Apr 25 '13 at 09:38 Kimberly Expert

Thank you. I see now that I should have added singular possessive as well.

Kimberley J. MullinsMay 31 '13 at 09:53

I learned that it doesn't matter if you have a "S" at the end of a word to make it possesive.

BeccaJan 18 '16 at 22:39

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link comment answered Sep 16 '16 at 01:09 Lily New member

For plural possessive, names ending with 's' you need not add in additional s, such as:

Jesus' mother; James' car; or Mullins' husband

link answered Apr 25 '13 at 10:18 Calvin New member

Jesus, James, and Mullins are not plural possessives. Each is singular: Jesus's mother, James's car, Mrs. Mullins's husband. If Mr. and Mrs. Jones, the Joneses, bought a dog for their family, it would be the Joneses' dog. "Joneses" is plural. The "Joneses' dog" shows plural possession.

Kimberley J. MullinsMay 31 '13 at 09:45

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