Why is it called Mother's Day and not Mothers' Day?
The way I learned to punctuate in school, mother's = of only one mother, mothers' = of multiple mothers. Isn't there more than one mother honored today?
- hillbillyLv 71 year ago
It is primarily each of us people's Mother's Day.
- 1 year ago
it is Mother's day... because it belongs to Mother... each one individually ...... or all collectively... Mothers' day.......... WHAT EVER..... JUST RUN TO THE STORE AND GET HE SOME FLOWERS OF CANDY OF SOMETHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE......
- JenLv 71 year ago
In this situation, both is correct because there are a lot of moms in the world but the majority of us have only 1 mom. Its written to individualize each mother to make it more personal to every single mom.
- LônLv 71 year ago
You have only one mother so it's your Mother's Day.
I take your point though...Mothers' Day would make more sense.
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- tentofieldLv 71 year ago
Unless you have more than one mother, Mother's Day refers to your mother. It is a personal thing, it is not about other people's mothers.
- Anonymous1 year ago
The day is for your one mother hence mother's day. If everyone had two mothers to celebrate, it would be mothers' day.