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Which of the following is the correct way to write his last name?
Ethan Curtis wants to write a Christmas card from his family members.



A. Merry Christmas from the Curtis
B. Merry Christmas from the Curtis s
C. Merry Christmas from the Curtises
D. Both A and B are correct.

This question is part of Grammar and Punctuation Quiz
Asked by DrCuBo, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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John Adney

Merry Christmas from the Curtises is the answer.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 14, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Curtises

Apostrophes are used for possession. If something is plural, but doesnt possess anything, then it doesnt need an apostrophe. In this sentence, members of the Curtis family dont possess anything, so their last name doesnt need an apostrophe. Because there are multiple members of the family sending the card, however, the last name needs to be plural. The rule is that if a word ends in an s and needs to be plural (but not possessive), then we add an es at the end. So, Curtises is correct.
 

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