HOW DO EXPRESS TEH IDEA OF MORE TAHN ONE BEATIN' ???
March 28, 2008 2:26 PM Subscribe
How do I pluralize a contraction that already ends with an apostrophe?
posted by ignignokt to Writing & Language (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was just IMing with a friend and needed to pluralize the word beatin', which ends with an apostrophe. If I were to just add an s, I'd get:
That looks like the possessive form of "beatin" and is totally wrong. Alternatively, I could put the apostrophe at the end, but that makes even less sense.