Contemporary essays, fiction, and opinion offered regularly by author Anne Brandt.

Question for the week
Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
Rules of the Games
About · Anne-swers · Ask

Maureen asks...
If I am making a change of address card and the card says The Stepanian's 400 Main st Richmond, VA 23222 Is Stepanian's ('s) or no apostrophe, or (s') Let me know! Thank you! Maureen Bannister
Anne answers...
There is no apostrophe, because there is no possessive here. You are simply using the plural of Stepanian to acknowledge that there is more than one person with that name moving to the new address.
Warning: include( failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /hsphere/local/home/c373292/ on line 46 Warning: include(): Failed opening '' for inclusion (include_path='.:/hsphere/shared/php56/include/php/PEAR') in /hsphere/local/home/c373292/ on line 46