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All stars are suns, and all suns are stars, but there is only one Sol, and there is only one Solar System. Other planetary systems are known by their own astronomical nomenclature. Just as there are plenty of moons in the Solar System, but only one Luna (Earth's moon). Right? Right.


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My suggestion is that Mr. Wang introduce himself as he wants to, which I gather is Wang Xing. But, unless he is OK with sometimes being called Wang (e.g., Hi, Wang!), or when the speaker wants to be formal, Mr. Xing, he explain that Wang is his family name and Xing is his given name. In informal settings, he could say just, "My name is Wang Xing, but call ...


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I asked my wife who is Taiwanese (and also has a western name) what she would do. She said that if you want to introduce yourself to a westerner as Wangxing then you should do that. It is not a difficult name to hear and remember so you should have luck with that. For official documents, of course you would put Wang as your family name. Also, do your ...


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I want to use the Star Trek phrase - Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. In traditional/medieval European, South Indian, Islamic and Jewish culture, there are actually no surnames. People simply went by son-of or daughter-of (in their respective languages). But the pressures of economic hegemony from the western hemisphere had most of such ...


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When editing, my sympathy lies with the person rather than with received convention. You are Wang Xing and presumably have felt Wang Xing since childhood. Those who know you will realise, or may be told, that your family name is Wang and that your personal name is Xing. If the distinction is important, as in matters such as job applications, you should make ...


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You could add the registered trademark symbol to it so it doesn't look like the employees belong to someone named Wendy rather than the actually franchise Wendy's™ Regardless, Wendy's is already possessive, but it isn't used so. It's used as an adjective to describe "employees". Good employees [Business name here] employees


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I would just say some Wendy's employees are happy. that construction does not take the possessive; compare some Stackexchange employees are happy (not * some Stackexchange's employees are happy). The noun would have to be possessive if you were to add of, as in some of Stackexchange's employees are happy. The solution, of course, is not to add of. In ...


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I suggest simply: Some employees of Wendy's are happy. to avoid the problem altogether. Otherwise, I think it would have to be "Some of Wendy's employees are happy" (to be possessive) and that does give the impression that they are employees of Wendy, not of Wendy's the company, as you say. That said, the possessive of McDonald's is frequently ...


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The word silk seems like an appropriate metaphor for connective tissue: noun 1.0 [MASS NOUN] A fine, strong, soft lustrous fibre produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric. 1.1 Thread or fabric made from the fibre produced by the silkworm: [AS MODIFIER]: a silk shirt ODO Silk is used to describe the ...


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My understanding is that the first son named after his father is "Junior" thus making his father "Senior." If Jr. names his son the same name, then Jr. becomes the II, and his son is the III. So "Frank" + (namesake) son = "Frank Sr." and "Frank Jr." Then Frank Sr. + (namesake) son + (namesake) grandson = Frank Sr. and Frank II and Frank III. And so forth. ...



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