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Old 13.03.2019, 18:17
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Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?

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Merriam-Webster disagrees.
That’s totally different.

In MC’s sentence she tried to use two plurals of names and the possessive form together and you just can’t do that.
Who do the parents belong to? Not all the Tinas and Remos that’s for sure.

That’s why you have to say ‘The parents of Tinas or Remos’ when referring to multiple people of the same name.

It’s complex grammar and not something that one would usually have to worry about but as MC is a teacher I thought she might like to know.

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The wole idea of so many Tinas and Remos existing is wrong, on purpose. Which was the point of metonymy. We were talkin' about kids. So "you wouldn't believe how many kids' parents" is incorrect while "you wouldn't believe how many parents of kids" is actually more correct?
Since when has kids been a name?

“You wouldn’t believe how many kids’ parents’ is absolutely fine

“You wouldn’t believe how many Tinas’ parents’ isn’t


Hope this helps.
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