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New Couple Last Name Grammar Rules

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New Couple Last Name Grammar RulesNewlywed Holiday Cards:

The illusive apostrophe has long been a source of frustration for MANY. It literally pains me just to see it being used incorrectly. I don't know why, it's just the way I am and there's nothing I can do about it. So, I'll use my platform to spread grammar for the greater good. If this doesn't afford me sainthood, I don't know what will. Grammar massacre usually occurs when one is sending a thank you or holiday card

How do I make my last name plural?

New Couple Last Name Grammar RulesNewlywed Holiday Cards:

You're so excited to sign your shiny new last name, aren't you? Well, take note because this is how you make your last name plural.

GENERAL RULE
  
Simply add an s.

EXCEPTION 
If your name ends in s, x, z, ch, or sh, add an es.

EXAMPLES

Love, the Andersons
Love, the Joneses
Love, the Smiths
Love, the Foxes
Love, the Johnsons
Love, the Kennedys
Love, the Churches
Love, the Days 

BONUS TIP
It's I Dos ... NOT I Do's. (It's plural not possessive.)

When do I use an apostrophe in my name?

Well, that's a very good question, you use an apostrophe to show possession.
That's the Andersons' car.
Let's go over to the Granda's house.
The Smith's dog is so cute.
BONUS LESSON:  YOU'RE  vs. YOUR

You're = you are
You're smart.
You're pretty.
You're spelling that wrong.
You're my favorite.

Your = possession, ownership
Is this your car?
Your jeans are cute!
The coffee shop is on your left.

GRAMMAR HACK
If you're (you are) confused, break it down and say 'you are' and see if it fits. If it doesn't fit, then it's your.
You are pretty. YES
Is this you are car? NO  

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