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Mac Donald's implies it's Mac Donald's restaurant. What if it's a restaurant owned by two guys named Mac Donald. Would it be Mac Donalds'?


tom

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tom torrigliaMac Donald's implies it's Mac Donald's restaurant.

The name of the restaurant chain is "McDonald's", not "Mac Donald's".

tom torrigliaWhat if it's a restaurant owned by two guys named Mac Donald. Would it be Mac Donalds'?

Do you mean two guys named Mac and Donald, i.e. one is named Mac and the other Donald? If so, it would be "Mac and Donald's".

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OK, McDonald's.

Let's say the restaurant is owned by two guys named McDonald. Would it be McDonalds'?

By the way, commas and periods always go inside quotation marks.

By the way, there is no need for the quotation marks here.


tom

tom torrigliaLet's say the restaurant is owned by two guys named McDonald. Would it be McDonalds'?

Technically, yes, but as a brand name it might be considered "too complicated" or "too hard for people to understand".

tom torrigliaBy the way, commas and periods always go inside quotation marks.

No, this is a style choice. You can read more about it at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotation_marks_in_English#Order_of_punctuation