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Hi all, in a plural sense, should it be countries' or countrys'? I am unsure if they even exist.
I know that in a company sense, that companys' doesn't exst and instead it becomes companies' - for some reason?!
Thanks for your help.
Yes i understand that bit; however, when you are saying it in a possessive and plural sense e.g. I like different countries' (or countrys') cultures, which one do you use?
Sorry i should have communicated my question better.
If it is more than one country, it must be "countries" - this is the plural form. There is no such word as "countrys".
Nouns whose forms in the singular end in "y" preceded by a consonant , change "y" into -"ies" in the plural :
country - countries
family - families
There are nouns that end in "y" preceded by a vowel .In that case, "y" does not change when turning the noun into plural :
toy - toys
boy - boys