If I were to talk about something that belonged to my parents, would I say, ' It's my mum's and dad's.' or 'It's my mum and dad's.' ???
Really been annoying me.
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- Thread Starter
- 23-03-2013 23:04
- 23-03-2013 23:11
What you need is an 8 character posessive noun, in addition to a fresh paint of double quotation marks, and lastly you can test drive the sentence.
"It belongs/ed to my mum and dad."
"It's my mum and dad's" - the conjuctive groups together mum and dad so it's okay to have the " ..'s " on one parent than both. i.e. the latter of yours is correct.
- 23-03-2013 23:16
I would just have said "It's my parents'."
- 23-03-2013 23:17
If you're talking about an item which your parents possess collectively, then you would use 'It's my mum and dad's.'
Only if you were talking about items with separate ownership would you use the former, for example, 'Both Steve's and Mary's cars are in the garage.'
Hope that helps!