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I have a rather silly question that I can not work out the answer for. I've overthought it so much that I seem to have confused myself.

If I am referring to something that belongs to my family would it be the family's? For example, would a planner be the family's planner?

And to confuse the matter more, if I was to refer to my family as crazy, would I use the crazy family's planner? I've really confused myself. If anybody could help I would be grateful.

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It depends.

Do you mean to use family as an adjective to describe the planner:

What kind of planner is it? It is a (crazy) family planner.

Or do you mean to use family as a possessive, to show ownership:

Whose planner is it? It is my (crazy) family's planner.

  • Thank you for your reply. I didn't realise my grammar was so bad. I am ordering a family planner for the kitchen wall, the example planner was The Sutton's Family planner. As my family has various surnames we decided to go with us being a crazy family. So i'm guessing i need it to show ownership. Would the crazy family's planner be correct? Thank you. – Jayne Jul 30 at 14:36
  • "Our (Crazy) Family Planner" will certainly work. – Davo Jul 30 at 15:36

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