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If the mail wasn't unsolicited, the punctuation was!

I received an email today. Here is the reply I sent (including some of the original).

To: dataprotection@orgtel.co.uk
From: Ashley Frieze
Subject: RE: A Brief Message From OrgTel - Ref no: M321793

You have an error in your email, see below:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dataprotection@orgtel.co.uk [mailto:dataprotection@orgtel.co.uk]
> Sent: 09 May 2001 09:29
> To: Ashley Frieze
> Subject: A Brief Message From OrgTel - Ref no: M321793
> This message is being sent to all Orgtel Communication's clients

The apostrophe should be after the "s", not before.


Ashley Frieze

In case you are in any doubt, the company is called Orgtel Communications and I am not, and never have been, one of their clients!

In case you missed it - the apostrophe belongs after the s when making the possessive of a plural noun. Even though the name Orgtel Communications is two words, you only need to worry about the apostrophe in the last word of the name and the usual rules apply... simple!

09 May 2001
Ashley Frieze