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sassandgroove
02-15-2007, 01:42 AM
preparing tomorrows leaders today

preparing tomorrow's leaders today

Well, which is it?

I'm leading toward the apostrophe, becuase the leaders belong to tomorrow. Is that right?

THANK YOU!

MidnightMuse
02-15-2007, 01:47 AM
Ooh, one of my hotbutton issues . . . I anxiously await the right answer :)

ETA: I, too, am leaning toward the apostrophe.

FloVoyager
02-15-2007, 01:47 AM
It's "preparing tomorrow's leaders today," because it is tomorrow that possesses them, so to speak.

sassandgroove
02-15-2007, 01:48 AM
Hazzah! Thank you flovoyager! I had the same thought. Nice to be validated.

robeiae
02-15-2007, 02:07 AM
WRONG! It's:

preparing tomorrows: leaders today

It's a catch phrase...

:D

Chumplet
02-15-2007, 02:09 AM
Quit messin' with their heads, Robbie. Use the apostrophe.

Bartholomew
02-15-2007, 08:42 AM
WRONG! It's:

preparing tomorrows: leaders today

It's a catch phrase...

:D

...!
*implodes.*

TemlynWriting
02-15-2007, 08:51 PM
Ooh, glad you got help! If I'd seen this yesterday I would have pounced on it.

~Julia, who rescues excess apostrophes

Judg
02-15-2007, 09:18 PM
Handy rule of thumb: if you can substitute an "of" phrase, you need the apostrophe. Tomorrow's leaders = leaders of tomorrow, apostrophe needed.

sassandgroove
02-15-2007, 10:41 PM
Handy rule of thumb: if you can substitute an "of" phrase, you need the apostrophe. Tomorrow's leaders = leaders of tomorrow, apostrophe needed.
That is the most awesome advice I've ever gotten about apostrophes!

MidnightMuse
02-15-2007, 11:39 PM
An epiphany of apostropes :D

Judg
02-16-2007, 04:33 AM
Always glad to be useful :D

Prawn
02-16-2007, 05:47 PM
An epiphany of apostropes :D

The apostrophes' ephiphany.