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Caroline, who works in a florist, asks...
When we sign cards for our customers and their last name is Jones - what is the proper spelling for a family of Jones. Is it Joneses??? Or Jones' or something else? Please advise. Many thanks.
Anne answers...
The plural of Jones is Joneses. So you could sign the card "The Joneses." Or, if you wanted to provide expert customer service, you might inquire about the first names of the Joneses and write "Bob and Sara Jones." Happy Holidays.
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