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Something belongs to the University. Is it the Universities' logo or the University's logo? I somehow don't think University's exists.

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closed as general reference by Andrew Leach, FumbleFingers, Dusty, MετάEd, tchrist Jun 18 '13 at 22:16

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

The fact that the plural form of a word has a different ending from the singular form is completely separate from the issue of adding 's for the possessive. You always add 's for the singular possessive, irrespective of how you form the plural of the word. – TrevorD May 24 '13 at 14:49
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If the logo belongs to one university, it is the university's logo. If the logo is jointly owned by several universities, it is the universities' logo.

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Well said - this issue seems to crop up with people surprisingly often, so I think it is good to have a simple and concise answer! – Sam May 24 '13 at 15:54

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