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'The mother and father's day' or mother and father's day'?

 
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hooray



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 6:32 am    Post subject: 'The mother and father's day' or mother and father's day'? Reply with quote

In korea, It is childeren's day on 5,May.

On 8, May, It is the day for mother and father.
We thanks for mother and father and give them some flowers and presents


How can I call this day?

Mother's day? The mother's day?
Mother's and Father's day? The Mother's and Father's day?
The mother and father's day? mother and father's day??

I'm very confunsed...

Please help me. Thank you.
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bud



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Location: New Jersey, US

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray, in the US we have a separate day for each parent. Thus we have Mother's Day the second Sunday of may, and Father's Day the third (?) Sunday in June.

The most likely way to describe your day would be Parent's Day. Parents includes both mother and and father. Also, a case could be made to put the apostrophe after the 's.' Thus: Parents' Day.

(Parent's Day is viewing each parent as one unit. Parents' Day is viewing each set of parents as one unit.)
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hooray



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 1:12 pm    Post subject: Thank you, Bud Reply with quote

Smile

Thank you so much, Bud

I don't know why I couldn't think the word 'Parents' day'. Smile

Today is Parents' day in Korea, Bud.
Our family are going to go an restaurant and eat Kalbi.
Kalbi is one of Korea's traditional foods.
Anyway, have a nice day.

Thank you. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy a great time, hooray.
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