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Why does the logo on the apple say "TEACHERS TOURNAMENT" with no apostrophe? Shouldn't there be one after the S, TEACHERS' TOURNAMENT?

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sumithar wrote:Why does the logo on the apple say "TEACHERS TOURNAMENT" with no apostrophe? Shouldn't there be one after the S, TEACHERS' TOURNAMENT?
After that is solved then get the stores to agree on President's Day, Presidents Day or Presidents' Day.

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sumithar wrote:Why does the logo on the apple say "TEACHERS TOURNAMENT" with no apostrophe? Shouldn't there be one after the S, TEACHERS' TOURNAMENT?
It is a tournament of teachers, not a tournament belonging to teachers.

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sumithar wrote:Why does the logo on the apple say "TEACHERS TOURNAMENT" with no apostrophe? Shouldn't there be one after the S, TEACHERS' TOURNAMENT?
Look at it this way: It's a tournament made up of teachers, not one possessed by them. I think it's fine without an apostrophe.

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davey wrote:
sumithar wrote:Why does the logo on the apple say "TEACHERS TOURNAMENT" with no apostrophe? Shouldn't there be one after the S, TEACHERS' TOURNAMENT?
Look at it this way: It's a tournament made up of teachers, not one possessed by them. I think it's fine without an apostrophe.
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So same rules as Kids Week, Power Players Week and the Tournament of Champions when it comes to apostrophes then.
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dhkendall wrote:So same rules as Kids Week, Power Players Week and the Tournament of Champions when it comes to apostrophes then.
Except the rest of them don't make you do homework.

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MarkBarrett wrote:After that is solved then get the stores to agree on President's Day, Presidents Day or Presidents' Day.
Where I live, we can't even get the grocery stores to leave off the apostrophe before non-possessive plurals, as in "Banana's .59/pound".

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Blue Lion wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:After that is solved then get the stores to agree on President's Day, Presidents Day or Presidents' Day.
Where I live, we can't even get the grocery stores to leave off the apostrophe before non-possessive plurals, as in "Banana's .59/pound".
This is one of the banes of contemporary usage. It's not just grocery stores, it's a pervasive wrong-headedness that believes somehow that words ending in vowel sounds, and proper names (in particular), require apostrophes to make plurals. Not to mention the inability to distinguish a contraction from a pronoun. I don't remember this being so common when I was a kid.
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dhkendall wrote:So same rules as Kids Week, Power Players Week and the Tournament of Champions when it comes to apostrophes then.
Not really. Tournament of Champions would never take an apostrophe. The other two could, it's just not necessary.

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dhkendall wrote:So same rules as Kids Week, Power Players Week and the Tournament of Champions when it comes to apostrophes then.
Not really. Tournament of Champions would never take an apostrophe. The other two could, it's just not necessary.
I wouldn't say they could. Or, rather, I would say they couldn't. Putting an apostrophe on either of the others is akin to changing the name of the Tournament of Champions to the Tournament owned by Champions.

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bpmod wrote:
davey wrote:
dhkendall wrote:So same rules as Kids Week, Power Players Week and the Tournament of Champions when it comes to apostrophes then.
Not really. Tournament of Champions would never take an apostrophe. The other two could, it's just not necessary.
I wouldn't say they could. Or, rather, I would say they couldn't. Putting an apostrophe on either of the others is akin to changing the name of the Tournament of Champions to the Tournament owned by Champions.

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It's arguable. In sports, you wouldn't refer to the men tournament or the women tournament, you'd add a possessive. Those men or women don't own the tournament either. Isn't the relationship of teachers to tournament the same?
Here's another example: Iowa Writers' Workshop - "owned" by the University of Iowa, but made up of, for writers.
But as I said above, I have no problem leaving the apostrophe out, and thinking of the phrase's structure (phrase structure?) differently.

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