(Closed) Grammar: Bees versus Bee’s

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You’re correct Mr. Bee!!!!!

I’m one of those annoying people who corrects you if you say something wrong. Only because it was pounded into my head during my 4 years in college!!!!!!

I also only do it to my Boyfriend or Best Friend lol

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You’re right!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

CORRECT.  Only an apostrophe for possession

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You are correct!  The only use for bee’s would be if a woman was named bee, and you were referring to her possession. (Or at least that’s all I can think of!)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You’re probably right. lol. I usually use that apostrophe depending on what I am saying. Like for you, #2 is correct. But If I were saying, like, “The bee’s who own it…” I think that’s okay because it’s possession? I could be wrong, though.

 

ETA: I guess I’m slow, and that’s right! lol.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

hahahahaaaaaa  love it!

And yes, you can take it from a resident copywriter, #2 is correct, UNLESS we are referring to things the bees own, like, “The bee’s message board,” or “That bee’s dress is hideous!” (But no one here is that mean, right?!)

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

An apostrophe is used to either show posession (as in, “those are the bees’ purses”) or a contraction as in it’s, can’t, won’t, et cetera.  In no way, shape or form is it appropriate to use an apostrophe in the above example.  I don’t even understand why someone would think it is…

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Some bees must be pretty possessive of the hive. 😛

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrBee, you are correct

@HisBarista, it would still not have any apostrophe because the possession is a different part of the sentence.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’re (you are) CORRECT Mr. Bee 🙂

Hey Bees 🙂 and yes “bee’s dress is gorgeous” also works @dealer hehehe love your examples

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Of course you’re right, Mr. Bee.  I’m sure you already knew that, though.

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