which of the above is right? THANKS a lot
I am aware that we need the possessive after 'Master' in a Master's degree. Not very sure about 'Bachelor' though.
Thanks for your reply and corrections! : )
If bachelor were a noun functioning as a modifier, it would not need the possessive ' 's ' (i.e. a bachelor degree ) (another example: a flower shop; flower modifying shope)
However, if it needs a possessive 's' to carry out its modifying function, I am curious why it shouldn't be s'?
E.g. The three sisters' bags is right
The three sister's bags is wrong
Many Thanks again
In your last example, "three" refers to "sisters", so the bags belong to those three sisters. In the original example the noun is a "bachelor's degree". If you have three of them, you don't have three batchelors, you have three degrees.