Nerdy Grammar Post #1

Periodically I'm going to share writing tips and common errors.  No one is perfect and it isn't a bad thing to be reminded of our elementary school English once in a while.

Just in time for the holidays, how to pluralize your last name!  No, no, no, you don't need an apostrophe unless you're making it possessive.   So no "Dear Talbot's" or "Merry Christmas from the White's."  Even though Word defaults to the apostrophe, just say no.

If the name ends in s, x, z, ch, or sh - add "es."

Names ending in ALL other letters - add "s."

Case closed!

Funny article on this subject: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/11/25/how_to_make_your_last_name_plural_on_holiday_cards_and_avoid_apostrophe.html