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    Singular Possessive Case

    Which one of the following is a correct example of the singular possessive case?

    1.women's club
    2.audiences' reaction
    3.who's job
    4.king's rights

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    Nahualli Guest
    who's job.

    -Nah-

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    Re: Singular Possessive Case

    Quote Originally Posted by trixi68
    Which one of the following is a correct example of the singular possessive case?

    1.women's club
    2.audiences' reaction
    3.who's job
    4.king's rights
    1. women is a plural noun
    2. audiences is a plural noun
    3. who is singular, but it is not possessive.

    Please note, 'whose' is the possessive form of 'who'. Sentence 3., 'who's job' is ungrammatical. Sentence 3. should be, 'whose job'.

    4. king is a singular noun and with the apostrophe -s it is possessive

    The correct answer is 4., king's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nahualli
    who's job.

    -Nah-
    Homonyms: who's, whose

    You're in good company. :D
    I tend to make the same mistake. I also use it's when I should use its. Those homonyms are trouble!

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