English – America
Should I insert an apostrophe after 'girls', as in The girls basketball team looks promising this year.
I wasn't really voting for the elimination of the apostrophe, Loob. Instead, I was pointing out to moonglow that people who care enough about girls basketball teams to write about them regularly omit the apostrophe in that phrase. Being one of the world's least-informed sources of information about sports writing, I looked at what other people were doing rather than recommending what I would do.Whereas I vote for including the apostrophe (despite the fact that I'm a fully paid-up member of the "Please-please-please-can't we-abolish-apostrophes-Society")
It surprised me too, Loob, as did the information about your not liking apostrophes.That's something new to me, owlman: I would have expected The Institution X Girls' Basketball Team to include an apostrophe.
But if that isn't the norm, then that's fine by me, as an apostrophe-abolitionist.