Pet Salon needs Grammar Grooming

Today's Grammar Glitches come from a promotional article about a new pet salon.  Groomingdale's (I love the name!) gets the apostrophe in the correct spot in the salon name but leaves it out in two important sentences in the article.  Here is the first:

 I opened my first shop in 2002 because of our Afghan Hounds constant need for grooming. 

HOUNDS needs to be possessive, indicating that the NEED FOR GROOMING belongs to the HOUND. I am assuming there is only one Afghan Hound in the family and so would put the aspostrophe before the S.  The sentence should read this way:

I opened my first shop in 2002 because of our Afghan Hound's constant need for grooming.

The second sentence has the same apostrophe problem:

Groomingdale's is a stress free, safe and loving pet spa meeting any and all of your best "furry" friends pampering needs.

In this sentence, the PAMPERING NEEDS should belong to the "FURRY" FRIENDS (plural), so the possessive apostrophe should go after the S.  The sentence should read this way:

Groomingdale's is a stress free, safe and loving pet spa meeting any and all of your best "furry" friends' pampering needs.

 


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