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When you are saying The Johnson Family is is The Johnsons or The Johnson's?

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"The Johnsons" is the correct answer.

"The Johnson's" is a possessive form of the proper noun, as in the Johnson's house, the Johnson's blasé attitude towards telemarketers, The Johnson's willingness to run from danger, etc.

  • But of course it is possessive only for someone (or something) called "The Johnson". – GEdgar Nov 28 '15 at 2:14
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    If there's more than one Johnson, it should be the Johnsons' house. If there's only one, it should be Johnson's house. – Steven Littman Nov 28 '15 at 3:31

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