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    Default apostrophe

    Can someone explain the difference between
    Johns car
    John,s car
    Johns, car
    Cheers.James.

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    Your native language is English?

    None of your options is correct. Assuming you are trying to express the idea that a person named John has a car.

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    Default Re: apostrophe

    There are a couple of commas but no apostrophes in your post.

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    Default Re: apostrophe

    Quote Originally Posted by jaco1946 View Post

    John,s car

    NOT A TEACHER


    Hello, Jaco:


    I think that you may have made a mistake in typing. I, too, make mistakes in typing, so I always check my

    sentences several times before submitting a post.

    I am sure that you meant: John's car is very nice.

    Other examples:

    Mona's husband is handsome.
    Tony's hair is black.
    James's hobby is collecting stamps.

    NOTE: The word "James" ends in an "s," so many people nowadays think that the second "s" is not necessary. So they

    write: James' hobby is collecting stamps. (But they should pronounce it as James's. That is: Jameses.)

    Welcome to UsingEnglish. Any time you have any questions, just post them here. Everyone is eager to help you.


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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    Default Re: apostrophe

    John car - wrong
    Johns car - wrong
    Johns' car - wrong
    John's car - right
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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