Post # 1
I have a grammar question! I thiiiiiink I know the answer, but I also think I’ve been thinking about this too much. Second opinion please! It’s the placement of the apostrophe in “guest’s/guests'”
PLEASE INITIAL EACH GUESTS’ ENTREE CHOICE:
PLEASE INITIAL EACH GUEST’S ENTREE CHOICE:
Also, I know entree needs a little accent mark, but I don’t know how to do that on here.
My thinking is that -each guests’- would be correct because the sentence is implying that there are multiple guests.. Which would put the apostrophe after the ‘s’.
But, then I know that some of the invites will only be to one singular guest – I don’t think that makes a difference (grammatically). Right? Is it GUESTS’? Ahhhhh I can’t stand to look at the word guest anymore!
Post # 3
Guest’s because there is “each guest”… or something of that explanation. Ah crap. I hate thinking to deeply into this stuff, it starts to confuse your way more than it should.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Since it’s “each” it would be “guest’s.”
Post # 5
Use: PLEASE INITIAL EACH GUEST’S ENTREE CHOICE:
Guest’s is singular, Guests’ is plural. You are referring to only one guest in this request (each guest)
Post # 6
one guest’s choice
several guests’ choices
I would say since you’re saying “Each guest” that makes it singular (because it would mean each individual guest) and it would be “Guest’s”
Post # 7
Since the apostrophe question has been answered, I’ll answer your question about the accent.
Ctrl+shift then use the ? key to make the accented éÉ. Press Ctrl+shift twice again to re-set it back.
Post # 8
Agreed with prisigtr: “Each” makes it singular. We would say “each guest is having the chicken” and not “each guest *are having the chicken”, right? So “each guest’s entree.” (accent goes over the first e).
If you were to write “all guests’ entrees” the apostrophe would go behind the word because “all guests” = plural. “All guests are having the chicken” vs. “All guests *is having the chicken.”
Post # 9
THANK YOU!! That makes sense! I’ll use GUEST’S!
Post # 10
Should be “Guest’s.” “Each” implies singular and choice is singular.
Think of it this way, you wouldn’t say something like
“Each guests do something,” you’d say “Each guest does something.”
ETA: Looks like I was a little slow to post – glad you got it figured out!