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    English use question: Others' vs Others

    Hi everyone

    im currently writing an essay for my university coursework. in the essay, im discussing other peoples beliefs, and i was wondering about the use of a ' in the word "others"

    basically, my sentence is

    ..."knowing others' beliefs helps us...."

    but should i get rid of the ' and just put

    "knowing others beliefs helps us..."

    im talking about beliefs that belong to other people, so i thought a ' was necessary...

    Thanks!

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    Re: English use question: Others' vs Others

    Quote Originally Posted by joefirth View Post
    Hi everyone

    im currently writing an essay for my university coursework. in the essay, im discussing other peoples beliefs, and i was wondering about the use of a ' in the word "others"

    basically, my sentence is

    ..."knowing others' beliefs helps us...."

    but should i get rid of the ' and just put

    "knowing others beliefs helps us..."

    im talking about beliefs that belong to other people, so i thought a ' was necessary...

    Thanks!
    Use of the apostrophe is correct.

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    Re: English use question: Others' vs Others

    thanks thats a great help

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    Re: English use question: Others' vs Others

    Many learners come to this forum for models of good English. Please try to use standard capitalisation and punctuation. Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by joefirth View Post

    i I'm currently writing an essay for my university coursework. i In the essay, iI'm discussing other people's beliefs, and i I was wondering about the use of a ' in the word "others".

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    Re: English use question: Others' vs Others

    Also

    Quote Originally Posted by joefirth View Post
    Thanks. That's a great help.

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