‘Dear Sir or Madam’ is an outdated salutation used in formal business emails. Today’s digitally connected world makes it easier to find out who you’re sending an email to. The greeting may not reflect the recipient’s gender.
Do you use an apostrophe when referring to a family name?
You don’t need to make your last name possessive. The name is possessive. If your name doesn’t end in -s, -z, -ch, -sh, or -x, you add -s. Merry Christmas from the Smiths!
When signing a card from a family is there an apostrophe?
Rule two is that you don’t need an apostrophe when signing or addressing cards. It’s not what you’re trying to do with apostrophes. You’re simply naming them.
Do you put an apostrophe after someone’s name that ends in s?
To form the possessive for names ending in s, simply add an apostrophe or another s. Adding an apostrophe after the final s is what forms the possessive of a name.
How do you make a Smith plural?
There are more than one person named Smith and the invitation is from them all. We like to use “The Smith Family”. The possessive of “Smith” is indicated by the Smith’s with an apostrophe before the s.