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    Default possessive between plural and singular

    I'm always confused in using possesive in plural and singular especially when it plural

    for example : "the students' book" we need to add ' (apostrophe) comes after the "S"

    but the noun like "children" for example " the childrens' doll " is that right? because "children" is plural and no "S"

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    Default Re: possessive between plural and singular

    Quote Originally Posted by noni View Post
    I'm always confused in using possesive in plural and singular especially when it plural

    for example : "the students' book" we need to add ' (apostrophe) comes after the "S"

    but the noun like "children" for example " the childrens' doll " is that right? because "children" is plural and no "S"
    Don't be confused, you know the rule.

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    Default Re: possessive between plural and singular

    Quote Originally Posted by noni View Post
    I'm always confused in using possesive in plural and singular especially when it plural

    for example : "the students' book" we need to add ' (apostrophe) comes after the "S"

    but the noun like "children" for example " the childrens' doll " is that right? because "children" is plural and no "S"

    the student's book=the book of the student
    the students' book= the book of the students
    the children's book= the book of the children (takes 's because the plural does not end with an s)

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    Default Re: possessive between plural and singular

    thanks for explaining !!!!!

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    You're welcome!

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