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Dec 30 2008   10:22PM GMT

Writing for business – New Year’s, New Years or New Years’ Eve?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

noisemaker.jpg Which is correct?
After the celebrations of ____________, January 1 seems like an excellent choice for a holiday.
a. New Year’s Eve
b. New Years Eve
c. New Years’ Eve

Answer: a
New Year’s Eve is a possessive form; it’s the eve of the new year. And, since it can only be the eve of one year at a time, it’s singular possessive rather than plural.

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