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This Has Always Been Bugging Me

A month or so ago, I edited a page, and chenged the word "NPCs" to NPC's" for I thought I corrected it. Eshe undid this edit, for she told me that "NPC's" was the possesive. Well, I was scanning through some pages today when I came across these article titles. I was quite dumbfounded. Which is the correct grammar; "NPCs" (as in plural) or "NPC's" (as in plural)? Thanks. --Playjex 12:09, 5 April 2008 (EDT)

Eshe was right. If you want to designate a plural you just add an "s", with no apostrophe. Thus: Bandits, Marauders, NPCs. Using an apostrophe designates the possessive: the bandit's axe, the marauder's sword, the NPC's house. Of course that changes again with "its" but we don't need to worry about that right now. So yes, those titles are wrong. Shall I leave you to fix them? –RpehTCE 12:13, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
Alright, it's done. Thanks. I was confused with reality's grammar and the grammar of an NPC. I don't know. I understand now. THANK YOU A LOT! --Playjex 12:20, 5 April 2008 (EDT)
Incidentally, this and other common spelling oddities are discussed on the Spelling page. You might want to look over the list there and see if there's any others you were wondering about. --TheRealLurlock Talk 23:40, 5 April 2008 (EDT)